Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at 1:51 pm  |  12 responses

Video: Humphrey’s Heave Gives Marshall A Win

Because players know better.

We should paint a quick picture of the scenario, because the video (sorry, it’s the best available), doesn’t quite do the best job.

A timeout is called with 21.8 seconds left to go in the game. Marshall and SMU are deadlocked in at 50-50, and Marshall head coach Donnie Jones makes sure his players know what do when if they get a rebound: Call time out. Play ensues. With about eight seconds left, SMU point guard Derek Williams takes the ball to the hoop, but his shot goes off the rim and was rebounded by Marshall’s Markel Humphrey. Humphrey thinks about calling time out, hears freshman teammate Damier Pitts urging him to shoot, takes two dribbles and heaves the ball from about 75 feet with 2.2 seconds remaining. Bank. Money. 53-50.

Jones said he was glad the referees didn’t look his way because he was jumping up and down trying to call a timeout. “When Markel shot the ball, I turned my back to the court. I just glanced over my shoulder as the ball hit in the square and went into the basket. I’m glad the officials didn’t look at me (for the timeout).”

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  • Nathalie

    first, lol

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    the lesson, as always, is don’t listen to your coach.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    I wouldn’t have dapped him up in the line after the game.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Awesome vid, but if that David Lee posterization of Amare doesn’t get put on here this is last one I will ever watch. He turned Amare into his Kandi Man last night.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    I spoke to Lang about that David Lee video at lunch today. We’ll have it up there in a bit…another post deserves some attention at the moment, B.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    wow. But Amar’e on Tim Thomas was just as good Ryne. Be fair and put both up

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    BET, after what Lee did, my mind stopped recording highlights last night. Amar’e on who? ;-)

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  • bigdoggchad

    Is that Ruben Studdard with his arm around Humphrey in the pic?LOl

  • http://www.slamonline.com Zbigniew Siemiatkowski

    dez iz krazy

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    when you’re the opponent and someone makes that shot against you, you should just accept it. There’s nothing you can do about it. Wow.

  • http://hoops4life.com overtime

    who needs coaches?