It’s become a popular trend for college basketball coaches to choose to foul their opponent when leading by three points on the game’s final possession. Virginia just showed Maryland and its fans exactly why it doesn’t always work out.
With the Terrapins leading the Cavs, 64-61, coach Mark Turgeon chose to foul UVA’s Malcolm Brogdon with 2.8 seconds to play. Brogdon made the first free throw, then missed the second on purpose. The ball was knocked out of bounds on the miss by a Maryland player, giving the Cavs one last shot at a buzzer-beater. A perfect in-bound pass from London Perrantes to Anthony Gill allowed UVA to tie the game with .5 seconds to play. Incredible, to say the least.
We’ll see if the Terps can recover in overtime – the fans were ready to rush the court.