None of us will. Do I think in my heart if Dererk gets that call and we cut it to three that we have a great chance to win? We had all the momentum.
Still, it is hard to not wonder what the outcome might have been if Northwestern had been given two points instead of giving two free throws to Gonzaga. Northwestern coach Chris Collins went bananas.
The NCAA released a statement regarding an officiating gaffe, in which Collins was awarded a block at the rim with 4:57 remaining.
Yes, it should have, but as Collins left Vivint SmartHome Arena on Saturday, it was unclear whether he completely got the message. But to say that sequence altered the outcome diminishes the way Gonzaga regained its composure. Collins' hand was inside the rim, which is a no-no. It's a very easy call, in my opinion. "But it's an honest mistake".
These Cats saw no reason why they shouldn't win. They're outstanding officials. They made the calls. "If something presents itself, we're certainly looking, the way other people have looked and analyzed to see how it would work for them".
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Can Collins live with his outburst?
The Gonzaga play obviously was goaltending - technically basket interference, as a player is not allowed to "reach through the basket from below and touch the ball before it enters the cylinder". I'm a human being, too. I think all of you would. The first 20 minutes we were switching everything, sliding to the inside and trying to make them take tough 2s. Northwestern point guard Bryant McIntosh led Northwestern with 20 points, but had five turnovers to go with his seven assists. Williams-Goss quickly dialed up a basket from the perimeter on the other end.
All of the Northwestern players hung their heads approaching Collins.
Northwestern was eliminated from the NCAA tournament in the second round on Saturday.
One Division I coach who requested anonymity, in fact, actually sent a text to a USA TODAY Sports reporter midway through the second half: "I like Chris, but can't believe he hasn't gotten a T". We've played a lot of high-level teams and we've done well. For Przemek Karnowski, the memories are a thing of the past. They issued a statement, I appreciate the apology.
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Forte, OSU's all-time 3-point shooter, finished while 12 points, while Hammonds scored 10 points with seven rebounds . Though the Cowboys have dropped their last three games, they will pose a significant challenge to the maize and blue.
The frustration spread from the court to the bench to the seats, with even Willie the Wildcat shaking his head in disgust. Nathan Taphorn buried a pair of 3-pointers to cap a 15-4 run for Northwestern and cut Gonzaga's lead to 59-50. Lumpkin is moving on, one of just two players on this roster who won't be back for the quest for back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2017-18. But Northwestern wasn't done making noise. "We're going to learn from the experiences we had in the tournament and use it for next year".
Behind a suddenly ferocious defense that hampered fifth-seeded Virginia on seemingly every possession, fourth-seeded Florida advanced to the Sweet 16 with the victory at Amway Center in Orlando. Then the technical happened. With the hoop, NU would have trailed by three. As teams are eliminated from the bracket, their emotional fans may remain relevant, just as the "Crying Northwestern Kid" meme became March Madness's favorite fan over the weekend.
The Bulldogs (34-1) prevailed despite making just four baskets over the final 13 minutes of the second half.
The Bulldogs felt scrutiny all season as they climbed to the top ranking in the country and ripped off 29 straight wins before losing in their regular season finale to BYU. The Wildcats just might still be dancing.
Remember that song "Do you know the way to San Jose?", the Zags do. In an attempt to end a shooting slump, the senior went without the shirt under his jersey Saturday for the first time in two years at Florida.
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Mosaddek hit seven boundaries and two sixes in his 155-ball innings before being the last man to fall in the final session. Imrul Kayes made 34 before being trapped lbw by Sandakan.
It has never been cooler to be a Northwestern basketball fan.