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Official Statement from Curtis Shaw, OVC Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating

What happened at the end of regulation with the clock and why did the officials pick the time they did?

Two things happened. First the clock did not stop properly when the ball cleared the net. The refs reviewed the play to fix that problem. They also realized it did not start properly when it was inbounded.

The clock should have stopped at 9.6 seconds.

The officials took a stop watch and recorded the elapsed time from when the clock should have stopped to when the ball was thrown inbounds and touched. That took 3.4 seconds. So they subtracted 9.6 and 3.4 seconds and got 6.2 seconds which they put on the clock.

Why did the officials pick the spot to inbound the ball?

The officials put the ball back in play where they blew the whistle to fix the correctable error.


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  1. How about give Murray the ball at the end line with 9.6 seconds to go where they would have inbounded the ball without timing errors?
  2. and not completely kill the momentum of the game with a lengthy replay?
  3. Also, with the clock going the entire game, HOW does that happen with 9.6 seconds to go exactly?
  4. Bob:
    That doesn't even make sense
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Belmont8-014-4
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