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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Michigan State star Josh Langford flubs missed free throw

Michigan State

Josh Langford has been Michigan State’s top player this season, but he had a rough game on Tuesday night that was capped by an embarrassing flub.

Langford was at the free throw line as Michigan State was trailing Louisville 81-78 in overtime with under 10 seconds left. He missed the first free throw and then was told to intentionally miss the second, which should have created an opportunity for his team to get the rebound and put the ball back in.

On his second free throw attempt, Langford’s shot went high off the backboard and never hit the rim, which created a dead ball situation and gave the ball to Louisville, preventing Michigan State from having a chance at an offensive rebound.

Spartans head coach Tom Izzo could be seen yelling to Langford that he needed to hit the rim on the shot.

Whether Langford knew about the rule and just missed with poor aim or did not know about the rule is open for debate, but either way, it was a blunder that left Spartans fans (and Izzo) frustrated.

Michigan State is now 5-2 following the defeat. Langford was 5-of-14 for 15 points.

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