Feb 20, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT
A Division II basketball game ended in a tie on Wednesday night.
Javan Wells of Winston-Salem State, a Division II school in North Carolina, put back a missed three to tie the game with 0.3 seconds left on the clock. On the ensuing in-bounds, Joshua Linton of Johnson C. Smith fired a full-court shot that drilled a light fixture in the gym.
“It wasn’t about it being dark,” Winston-Salem State coach Bobby Collins told ESPN shortly after the game. “The lightbulbs were knocked out of the socket and hanging by a safety chain.”
“We didn’t know how long the chains would last,” assistant coach Mark Sherill said. “The Winston-Salem coach agreed it didn’t look safe. I’ve been in basketball a long time; this is the first time I’ve ever had a draw.”
Broken light at Brayboy pic.twitter.com/O4hSWzeBYL
— John Dell (@johndellWSJ) February 20, 2014
Calling the game a tie was the right decision. If that light fixture landed on the head of one of the players during the overtime period, it would not have been a good thing.
The teams are decision whether or not to try to play the overtime at a neutral location.
- Re-ranking the recruiting classes: Who are the 25 best players in the Class of 2008? 1
- Re-ranking the recruiting classes: Who are the 25 best players in the Class of 2007? 0
- Re-ranking the recruiting classes: Who are the 25 best players from the Class of 2006? 0
- Re-ranking recruiting classes: Who are the 25 best players from the Class of 2005? 1
- Re-ranking recruiting classes: Who are the 25 best players from the Class of 2004? 2
- Bo Ryan to retire from Wisconsin after next season 4
- Who are the names to watch for the 2016 NBA Draft? 2
- Bo Ryan to retire from Wisconsin after next season (4)
- South Carolina coach Frank Martin releases statement, asks for confederate flag removal (3)
- UCLA lands four-star center, second 2017 commitment (3)
- So what happened to the chair Bobby Knight threw in 1985? (3)
- Flooding from storm damages Denver’s practice floor (PHOTOS) (3)