Shannon Scott dumb foul on Dyshawn Pierre costs Ohio State (GIF)
Ohio State’s Shannon Scott committed a bad foul with 26.3 seconds left in the Buckeyes’ first-round game against Dayton (yes, it’s a first-round game, I don’t consider the play-ins first-round games) in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday that cost them team dearly.
The Buckeyes were up 57-55 with under 30 seconds left and Dayton had the ball. The Flyers set up for a 3-point shot to take the lead, but luckily Scott fouled Dyshawn Pierre to send him to the line for three attempts. Pierre made all three free throws to give Dayton the lead 58-57. After Ohio State made a bucket on their next possession to regain the lead, Dayton scored again to take a 60-59 lead, which was the final basket.
Scott clearly got all wrist on that foul:
Fouling a 3-point shooter with a 2-point lead and under 30 seconds left in the game? That’s never a good idea.