Still firmly in the not foul camp, but a couple more of these freak shots and I might be persuaded.
Not always a good idea to give free throws with time on the clock. Even if he only makes two of the three, or it's only a one and one you still have to get the ball in bounds on their end of the court, something Hogue failed to do late in the overtime period.
Given the situation statistically Fred made the right call. UNI had no timeouts and there was less than 4 sec on clock. There are a lot of variables..where it's being inbounded...time on clock...timeouts left...etc... It's not clear cut either way.
Oregon was up three on Ole Miss... needless to say Ole Miss drills a three at the end to force OT.
I'm beginning more and more to feel like I'm on "Team Foul."
I also agree with the philosophy of not fouling while up 3 with less than 10 seconds to play. Another scenario would be if it is a 2 shot foul shot and the opposing player makes the first, misses the second and another player from the opposing team gets the rebound goes up for a shot converts and gets fouled then you are risking losing the game.
You really could arm-chair quarterback this topic to death.
I think Coach Hoiberg's decision making is great, and the fact that he doesn't get rattled and let others influence his decision making is awesome!!
Same situation last night and it worked in our favor...
If you listening to the post game press conference, Fred told his players to foul at the end of the game on that wide open 3 point shot. Some how it didn't happen. Sounds like practice on Monday is going to focus on closing games.