Kansas comes back from oblivion to make this one a barnburner at the end.
With 2:48 left in the game, Kansas takes the lead, 56-55. Thomas sinks two free throws and then Craft steals and makes a layup; 59-56 OSU.
This game should have been over. Ohio State was dominating early on, but the Jayhawks really cranked up their defense. Now it’s a 1-point game again. Craft does something ridiculous and Kansas is on the break. Releford now at the line. He drains two and Kansas is up by one. Kansas gets away with a heavy foul and races back down for an easy layin. Kansas now up by three.
Interesting here, they don’t call anything at the end of these NCAA games. We’ve known that forever, so why not hack like crazy?
Three point game, 40 seconds left.
Unreal. They called a travel on Kansas, OSU ball. After two crazy three tries, OSU gets a dunk by Buford with nine seconds left. Now what? Immediate foul, because OSU has no timeouts left.
It sounds to me like Jim Nantz is pulling for Kansas.
Let’s see what happens.
8.3 seconds left, two free throws coming up for Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor.
1st one, drained.
2nd one, good. Kansas by three. Is this crazy? Taylor steals the inbounds pass, then throws it away! Now Kansas fouls Craft and its 1-and-1.
First one, made.
Here’s the game. Craft shoots off the rim; then makes a ridiculous play; lane violation on the shooter! Kansas inbounds, Ohio State doesn’t foul. Game over.
Well, for those of you who like college basketball, this is what you live for. Huge mistakes and terrible shooting. Gamblers live for this stuff.
I didn’t think there was any way possible for me to pull for the Kentucky Cheaters but maybe there is. I don’t think Kansas has been that great. They just rely on the other team collapsing, and that’s exactly what’s happened. I don’t think Kentucky can tighten up, unless their NBA players forget how to dunk.