Monday, January 3, 2011

Richmond got Laettner-ed

Losses don't get much worse than the one that Richmond suffered at the hands of Bucknell on Sunday afternoon.

Despite missing seven of their eight free throw attempts in the final 2:58, the Spiders were able to fight their way back from a five point deficit to take a 61-60 lead. But Kevin Anderson missed a pair of free throws with 2.3 seconds left, giving Bucknell one last chance.

The Bison called a timeout, drew up a play, and prayed. And, well, it worked. Check it out:

This view is even better:

Joe Willman threw the pass and Mike Muscala made the catch and the shot.

This is a bad loss for Richmond, who looks like they are actually missing David Gonzalvez more than we originally thought. The Spiders are now 11-4 on the season. They've lost to Iona, Georgia Tech, and now Bucknell. The only reason that they are still in the conversation when it comes to the NCAA Tournament is a win they picked up over Purdue in Chicago.

1 comment:

Spider Bandwagon said...

Just a brutal loss....Richmond's free-throw shooting and free-throw rates have been putrid all year, leading directly to both this loss and the @Iona loss and probably the GT one too. This isn't a tourney team unless they can get their percentage up over 70% and stop putting opponents on the line 20-25 times a game.