|Let me spin you a yarn with my trials and mostly errors with Pitt.
Posted: 3/30/2012 9:15:32 PM
Jan. 28, 2008, Seton Hall +13 visits Pitt. I had the Hall and the points.
For extra comfort, then guard Jamar Nutter pops a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left in the game, cutting Pitt's lead down to 78-70.
Jeremy Hazell fouls DeJuan Blair off the inbound. Blair hits 1 of 2 FT's, 9 pt game. Nutter rims a 3 in and out on the other end, Tyrell Biggs pulls down rebound for Pitt.
Foul is then called on Jamar Nutter with 10 seconds remaining in the game and Hall down 9.
Nutter goes to the Hall bench, slams a chair off the ground, sticks kicking and screaming and POP goes the technical. Hey no big deal though, right? Pitt hits both free throws I still cover, right?
The officials decided since this was such a harsh offense that Keith Benjamin would get the opportunity to shoot FOUR free throws and get the ball back since Nutter was technically in the act of fouling.
Benjamin hits 3 of 4 free throws with STILL 10 seconds on the clock. Pitt is now up 82-70 and I am covering by 1 pt.
Will Pitt just dribble the clock out like the classy Jamie Dixon would intend? No, JD checks in benchwarming senior Maurice Polen. Polen then pushes a dribble-drive play against four of five Seton Hall starters, pops a fadeaway jumper with 6 seconds left.
I am down by 1 point now, it's 84-70. Crazy Bobby Gonzalez checks in the more insane Nutter again with 6 seconds left still. Nutter drives all the way to the goal with 3 seconds left and puts up an uncontested layup as time expired. The man missed the layup.
Pitt covers by one point.