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Everyone Is Questioning Geno Auriemma's OT Decision Tonight

Geno Auriemma coaching Uconn.

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 08: Head coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies shouts to the players against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first half during the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship at Bridgestone Arena on April 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

UConn women's basketball defeated NC State in a 91-87 double-overtime classic on Monday night. The Elite Eight nail-biter went to its second extra period after Jakia Brown-Turner drained a game-tying three for the Wolfpack with less than a second remaining.

It was a clutch shot on a perfectly executed play, but the sequence had onlookers wondering the same thing.

Up three with only a few ticks remaining, why didn't Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma have his team intentionally foul to avoid this very scenario?

While hindsight is 20/20, ESPN's broadcast team discussed that very decision beforehand. It comes up just about every time there's a three-point game.

By fouling, as long as not done in the act of shooting, the other team doesn't get a chance to tie. Despite the simple calculation, teams are often afraid of the opponent hastily throwing up a shot and receiving three free throws.

It's hard to question the coaching acumen of an 11-time national champion, but Auriemma probably should have fouled. Regardless, UConn emerged victorious and advanced to its 14th consecutive Final Four appearance.