NCAA tournament 2014: Last-second foul dooms VCU


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Virginia Commonwealth led by 11 points with less than seven minutes to play and by four with four seconds to play, but a last-minute foul resuscitated Stephen F. Austin, and the Lumberjacks went on to a stunning 77-75 win in overtime.

Stephen F. Austin became the third No. 12 seed to upset a No. 5 seed in this year’s tournament. No. 12 seeds are 15-13 against No. 5 seeds since the 2008 tournament.

The Rams led by four with four seconds to play when VCU’s JeQuan Lewis fouled Stephen F. Austin’s Desmond Haymon as he made a three-pointer. Haymon knocked down the free throw to complete the improbable four-point play and send the game to overtime, where the Lumberjacks earned their 28th straight victory.

Given the Rams’ four-point lead, the foul was an unnecessary one, but it wasn’t blatant either, as Lewis didn’t exactly tackle Haymon as he fired. Here’s what Twitter had to say:

 

 

 

 

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Chelsea Janes covers the Nationals for The Washington Post.

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Chelsea Janes · March 21, 2014