Dolphin's 3-pointer in the final second of the game should have counted and forced overtime against the Saints, but there was absolutely nothing they could do about it.
Xavier trimmed the young Cougars, 58-55, in their Mississippi Valley Conference game at Ron Thillen Gymnasium and that's the way it will go into the record books.
Dolphin's 3-pointer hit the rim, bounced high over the basket and came down through the net, but the officials ruled the ball hit the strap that's used to hoist the backboard to the ceiling when the gym is used for other events.
(CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF SHOT)
Once the ball hits the strap it's a dead ball and the shot does not count, but the replay on Kennedy's iPad clearly showed that the ball missed the strap by a few inches.
"I just wish they would have let the kids decide it," Vis said calmly. "I don't think the officials, on purpose, hosed anybody.
"I think they thought they saw what they saw, but obviously they didn't. They don't have the opportunity to look at it on video like we do.Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 06:31