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March 12, 2009

Chat Today, PLUS Football Penalty Impacts a Bid

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Gasaway @ 8:17 am

Join me today for the live chat thing. Click here starting at noon Eastern to go live or do it earlier and submit your question in advance. All topics welcomed! Keep me on my toes and make up a plausible sounding name for a ref. (“Hey, John, when is Donnie Whitehead going to stop calling so many blocking fouls? Does he have a disability where he can’t put his hand behind his head to call a charge?”) 

And because I believe that no Unfiltered post should be limited to a shameless plug for a chat, please accept this moment of intersport Zen:

Last night Robert Morris punched their ticket to the Dance, beating Mount St. Mary’s 48-46 in the NEC final, thanks to a 12-footer from Dallas Green off a broken play with 2.5 seconds remaining.

Had this contest been decided by five points or seven, scrutinizing each possession over the course of the game would be academic. Since it was decided by a single basket, however, it’s worth pointing out Mount St. Mary’s gave away two points late in the first half when, coming out of a timeout, they were assessed a technical foul for briefly having six players on the floor. 

I’ve been watching college hoops since I was a wee lad but I have never seen a technical foul assessed on a team for having six players on the floor. I thought that was purely a football problem; I didn’t know it was possible in basketball. Now I’m waiting to see what happens when the Yankees send ten players out onto the field on opening day. What would the “penalty” be? 

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