Originally posted by chuckc14I personally thought he got clobbered on that layup attempt but I could be wrong. He did make a good play just to get the rebound. I don't think you can blame him at all.
There's no excuse for a great player like Williams to miss free throws when the season is on the line. That was a pretty spectacular game, though.
But he is to blame. Booser is a big guy, and he can jump. He needs to just dunk it home. Instead, every time he gets the ball down low he goes for a lay-in, and it pisses me off every time. I hope he realizes he will get that shit swatted in the pros if he doesn't start dunking instead.
That was a terrific game, and not just because I hate Duke. I was screaming at the TV and Dane Fife when he fouled Williams on the 3 pointer at the end. What was he thinking? It was nice to see the unanimous All-American save his team.... and then choke when they needed the tie. Happy trails, Jason.
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I had to work last night, so I wasn't expecting to see or hear the Indiana-Duke game. I was kinda surprised when they interrupted JT "The Brick" to broadcast the hoosiers game.. I was even more surprised that they won. The game sounded like it was a great one over the radio.. I just wish I could have seen it. I hope that my team can pull out an upset against Kansas, but I don't see it happening. If Frank Williams can stay focused, they have a better shot.
Originally posted by TheBucsFanBut he is to blame. Booser is a big guy, and he can jump. He needs to just dunk it home. Instead, every time he gets the ball down low he goes for a lay-in, and it pisses me off every time. I hope he realizes he will get that shit swatted in the pros if he doesn't start dunking instead.
If I'm not mistaken, from the ACC Tournament on, Boozer was basically setting the world on fire in terms of FG%, so I don't blame him for trying the layup for several reasons: He almost always makes that shot; There were less than 4 seconds left, I don't know if he felt like he had time to try and dunk it in, for fear that the buzzer would sound and he was still holding the ball; There were 3 Hoosiers around him, and the way he got the rebound, it looked to me as though it would have been difficult to set his feet--without travelling or putting the ball on the floor and risk running out of time/having the ball stolen--to do anything but try and shoot a quick put-back. It was a high % shot, I don't blame him for it--plus, I agree with the notion that he was hacked.
Duke played poorly that entire second half, but Indiana just had a masterful one. They played strong defense and just chipped away at that Duke lead. I don't know that anyone can be blamed for losing that game, but if you had to, J-Will would be the only guy--but based on his poor shooting the entire half, not just a last-second free throw. If clutch free throw shooting were the only thing that's important (don't get me wrong, I'd love to have a guy who can make free throws down the stretch), Rumeal Robinson would be a Hall-of-Famer...but he's a footnote. I think J-Will has all the tools to be a star on the next level. However, I'd rather just give Indiana all the credit for winning the game, not fault Duke for losing it.
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...Well... You know that the casual NBA fans would never vote last year's MVP, Iverson, over Kidd. I really can't complain about too many of the starters, simply because it's all a popularity contest, anyway.