The Utah Utes appeared to have a solid PAC-12 road win over the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday night in Corvallis, until committing an awful foul with 0.1 seconds left on the clock.
Trailing 69-68, Oregon State freshman guard Stephen Thompson Jr. attempted a desperation shot from half-court before the buzzer, and was bailed out on a foul by Utah senior guard Brandon Taylor. Thompson would hit all three free throws, giving Oregon State a stunning 71-69 win.
— Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) February 5, 2016
Might have just seen the worst foul in college basketball history. Utah-Oregon State — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 5, 2016
Nobody is watching this Oregon State-Utah game but it’s about to end in the stupidest way. — Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) February 5, 2016
What made the sequence even more incredible is basically the same thing happened on the play right before this (although not on a half-court shot), but with Oregon State committing the foul. With 2.2 seconds left, and Oregon State up 68-66, Utah’s Jordan Loveridge was fouled on a three-point attempt, and made all free throws to give the Utes the lead:
So, there were six free throws taken, and two foolish fouls committed, in the game’s final 2.2 seconds.
If you ever wonder why college hoops coaches are high strung watch the end of Utah-Oregon State. UNREAL. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 5, 2016