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NCAA Basketball

Here’s The Jump Ball That Cost Wichita State A Shot At The National Championship


After leading for most of the night, Wichita State lost all the momentum and eventually the game to an inspired Louisville team. Thanks to a great bench effort, the Cardinals stormed back behind a 21-8 run in the second half to regain control down the stretch.

It was far from wrapped up when Luke Hancock, the Cardinals’ unlikely hero, stepped to the line with 8.8 seconds to go. When he missed the second of two free throws, the Shockers still had a chance to force overtime. Then this happened:

Was it the correct call? It looks like it. Was the whistle a little fast? Yep. And was it a total letdown for this classic of a semifinal to end, essentially, on a jump ball? Absolutely.

In fact, let’s turn to Phil Jackson, recent addition to the Twitter-sphere, for the best reaction we’ve seen to the call:

Well said, Zen Master.

[SB Nation]


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  • Sam

    Right call my a**, should’ve been a no call.

  • YouHaveToCallSomething

    If it isn’t a held ball, then it’s a travel, because Baker took a half a dozen steps without dribbling trying to wrestle it away.


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