Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The "Marquette Got Screwed" Rule

It doesn't change the fact that Marquette got screwed near the end of the game during their 2nd round loss to Missouri this past NCAA tournament, but hey...at least the bureaucrats actually changed something to make sense.

We'll call this change the "Marquette Got Screwed" Rule.

No longer can a coach call on any player — as MU's Mike Anderson did in summoning Kim English from the bench for the injured J.T. Tiller with 5.5 seconds left and the score tied 79-79 in that second-round tournament game. English hit both in MU's 83-79 win.

Now, the opposing coach will choose from the four remaining players on the floor.

I like it! Not sure if they went a little too far by allowing the opposing coach to make the selection...but at least one of the guys on the floor will be taking the shot in these situations. It only makes sense. You can't have a guy come off the bench to shoot a technical.

The bottom line is this: that call lost Marquette the NCAA Championship this year (not even up for debate).

H/T: Two Name for the tip.


Matt said...

Just wait until Marquette gets screwed by this new rule next season.

The whining from Gold fans will be priceless.

Lance's Other Nut said...

That whole sequence of events was horseshit. To cap it all off Tiller was ready to check in for the FT shooter before he even took the second shot. Yeah, he was really hurt.

Anonymous said...

It should be noted that the kid who came into the game was a freshman, and had a worse FT% on the year than the guy that was "injured".

Goldy said...

Quick, someone tell me who had a better FT% last year, Tiller or English? Marquette fans can go suck each others balls.

Don't Panic We Have Leskanic said...

Stop crying. It's over. Embrace the fact that Marquette will suck next year. It's okay. No one actually cares anyways.

Lance's Other Nut said...

Yeah and English wasn't shooting the ball well that game at all. He shot 3-4 from 3 and 6-8 overall in the first half.

UW fans are still bitter that Vander Blue de-committed from a program that sorely needs talent.