“I feel like he didn’t take it too personal”.
This year, the NCAA slighted a very strong Wichita State team with a 10 seed, opposite Kentucky’s 2 seed, and placed these two programs onto a collision course.
Bam Adebayo timed it perfectly, slapping the shot away with his right hand less than a second before the buzzer sounded.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament game took place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and was a nail biter as the Kentucky Wildcats narrowly edged Shockers 65-62. Or Monk’s three-pointer with 2:08 left that gave United Kingdom a 61-56 lead.
Gregg Marshall said the mishaps late in the game were his fault.
Hawkins stayed in Shamet’s grill as the formidable Wichita guard tried to launch a game-tying three-pointer from the right wing- and then Abebayo arrived to swat the shot harmlessly to the court. It’s on me. I’m the point guard. I just stick with my teammates and we get things done. I feel like we could have played much better, but if you’re not on you’re a game, just do the little things. “So he elected to break off the play”. “If we lose a game, I don’t want people saying, ‘They were freshmen, they couldn’t do this, they couldn’t do that.’ That’s done with”.
“I think I was supposed to come off the ball screen or something like that”, admitted McDuffie.
Wichita State saw its season end in dramatic fashion Sunday against Kentucky.
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On the game’s final possession, Shamet looked to try and get off a 3-pointer that could tie the game for the Shockers, but like many times before Sunday, Dominique Hawkins (with a slight assist from Bam Adebayo) made a great defensive play and Adebayo’s block sealed the deal. With four minutes to go, Fox’s steal and dunk set the tone for the terrific finish. Monk and Adebayo had blocked shots in the final 15 seconds to help United Kingdom advance with a 65-62 win. The Wildcats blocked two shots in the first half and altered many others by forcing the Shockers into awkward shots. I don’t like it with that time, but these guys guarded it.
Shaq Morris had 11 points for Wichita State, which lost for the first time in 17 games. If you follow basketball, you can clearly see that Wichita State was playing better than a 10-seed, but what did the Shockers actually accomplish this season that was worthy of anything better?
Fans say it was a tense and emotionally exhausting 40 minutes of basketball, and when the clock finally hit zero, Big Blue Nation breathed a sigh of relief. “We knew what we were doing, switching everything and playing high”.