West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins had a simple response when asked about the end of regulation in the TCU-Arizona game on Sunday night.
“It looked like a foul,” Huggins said.
Huggins has been doing studio work with TBS during the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and provided that short, succinct analysis that is likely to make TCU fans only marginally happy.
You can see the play below.
The No. 9-seeded Horned Frogs were seeking to upset the No. 1-seeded Arizona Wildcats in San Diego, just a few hours after Texas Tech had secured its ticket to the Sweet 16.
The ending in regulation came with 13 seconds left and the game tied. The Horned Frogs had the ball and had a chance to upset the No. 1 seed in the South Region.
TCU guard Mike Miles, who had 20 points, brought up the basketball and was stopped by a pair of Arizona players near the half court line. Miles dribbled to his left to try and get around the defender, and then changed direction back to the center of the court.
He then tried to get around the back-side Arizona defender, who slid his feet to try and get Miles to go backcourt. But, in the process it appeared the defender made contact with Miles’ body, which sent Miles to the ground as he lost the ball. That defender, Dalen Terry, picked up the ball and dribbled to the other end for what might have been a game-winning dunk. But, Terry couldn’t get the ball through the basket before the buzzer sounded, sending the game to overtime.
Arizona ended up winning in overtime, 85-80.
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