Keep Your Last-Second Game-Winning Shots. Check Out This Game-Winning Foul?
How often do we see a last second half-court heave save a team’s season? Well, when was the last time a ‘planned’ foul helped save a season. That’s apparently what happened in the Horizon League tournament game between the Oakland and Youngstown State.
According to Yahoo! Sports:
With the sixth-seeded Golden Grizzlies trailing seventh-seeded Youngstown State by two and needing to go the length of the floor in six tenths of a second, coach Greg Kampe astutely figured he had a better chance of drawing a foul than sinking a shot. He had his inbound passer run the baseline and sent career 3-point record holder Travis Bader to stand stationary along the baseline, leading the Youngstown State defender guarding the passer to bowl over Bader and get called for a foul.
Bader would go on to sink both free throws and the Golden Grizzlies would go on to win in overtime. And this isn’t the first time Oakland has pulled this off.