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Oklahoma high school team loses playoff game after player scores on wrong basket

oklahoma-mistakeCan a loss get more crushing than this?

Hugo (Okla.) High School’s basketball team was 3.7 seconds away from beating Millwood in the state’s Class 3A quarterfinals Thursday until a blunder of epic proportions changed the outcome.

According to Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman, Hugo junior guard Trey Johnson received an inbounds pass as he was going to his basket. Instead of dribbling out the remaining 3.7 seconds, he took advantage of the open court and tossed in a layup. Unfortunately, he completely forgot which way his team was going, and he scored on his own basket. The layup on the wrong basket erased his team’s one-point lead and gave Millwood a stunning 38-37 victory.

“When I saw the kid going that way, I was like, ‘No, he’s not. No, he’s not … Oh, yes he is,’” Millwood coach Varryl Franklin told The Oklahoman. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Franklin told Slater he felt terribly for Johnson, comparing it to Chris Webber’s blunder with Michigan in the 1993 NCAA Tournament championship game against North Carolina.

“I feel sorry for him,” Franklin told The Oklahoman. “Just like Chris Webber, when he called the timeout. I really do feel sorry for him. But hey, I’ll take it.”

Can you imagine how badly the youngster feels? He only had four points in the game, including the two in the wrong hoop. Let’s just hope he’s able to overcome it, because a loss that crushing could stick with someone for a long time. Hey, on the bright side, Johnson should take comfort in knowing that NBA players have made similar mistakes.

UPDATE: The Oklahoma City Thunder reached out to Johnson and offered him tickets to a game.

H/T Mark Ennis

Omer Asik scores on his own basket (Video)

We’ve seen this happen many times before, and it never gets old. Houston Rockets center Omer Asik accidentally scored on his own basket while trying to grab a rebound during his team’s 117-101 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.

Even with the gift, the 3-12 Raptors couldn’t capitalize. Asik finished with 13 points (not including the deuce for the opponent), and 18 rebounds. The third-year player from Turkey is actually third in the NBA in rebounds per game now that he’s getting a chance to start.

Congrats, Omer, you now have an embarrassing moment that tops the 0-point performance you had in your second career game with Houston.

Darko Milicic Scores on His Basket (Video)

If there were any way to perfectly sum up Darko Milicic’s career in 15 seconds, this would be it:

Of course the basket didn’t end up hurting his team as Minnesota beat Washington 109-97. Darko actually had 14 and 11 in the game (not sure if they added in his bucket for the Wizards), but he’s still falling well short of David Kahn’s predictions. Crazy enough, this isn’t the first time we’ve had video of good NBA players scoring on their own hoop.

Check out when it happened to Rasheed Wallace and DeJuan Blair.

This Pretty Much Sums Up Rasheed Wallace’s Season in Boston

Back in December, the Celtics got a gift when DeJuan Blair of the Spurs scored on his own basket trying to corral a rebound. The Celtics went on to win that game 90-83 but karma caught up to them on Tuesday night in Chicago. The exact same thing that happened to Blair happened to Rasheed Wallace. Check out this video of Rasheed Wallace scoring on his own basket courtesy of Midwest Sports Fans via SI’s Extra Mustard Hot Clicks:

Wouldn’t you believe it, Sheed has as many points for the Bulls as he did for the Celtics. Like I said, pretty much sums up his season in Beantown.

Sources:
Rasheed Wallace Lives Every Baller’s Worst Nightmare [Midwest Sports Fans]
Marisa Miller; Jerry Jones rips Bill Parcells, Tebow [SI Extra Mustard Hot Clicks]