Found March 16, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
For thirty-nine minutes and 58 seconds, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Creighton Bluejays fought to a near draw. Creighton held a 58-57 lead with 2.2 seconds left, and the Crimson Tide was going to get the last shot to try and win the game. Trevor Releford got the inbound pass from Andrew Steele, and after a crossover dribble pulled up for what would have been a game winning three as the clock expired. Instead, Releford’s shot was about four feet short of the rim thanks to a blatant foul on Creighton’s Josh Jones that was not called. You can see for yourself with the picture to the right. If that’s called, then Releford steps to the line with three shots to try and win the game with the Crimson Tide only down by a point. Releford was an 81% free throw shooter this season, so I think it is fair to say he hits at least two of the three shots and the Crimson Tide advances on to the Round of 32. Instead, the foul was not called and Alabama’s season ended with controversy. Releford was scr...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Jones' block lifts Creighton over Alabama 58-57

Alabama played its style of game Friday against Creighton. The Crimson Tide just didn't finish it. After missing two crucial free throws with 8.7 seconds left, Creighton guard Josh Jones blocked Trevor Releford's 3-point attempt as the clock expired to give the Bluejays a 58-57 victory in the NCAA tournament. Releford thought he got fouled on the shot. ''I felt...

Creighton escapes with win over 'Bama

Creighton's drought in the NCAA tournament is over. Doug McDermott scored 16 points and the Bluejays overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half to beat Alabama 58-57 Friday for their first tournament victory in 10 years. Alabama had a chance to win during the frantic final seconds, but Josh Jones blocked Trevor Releford's 3-point attempt from the top of the key as...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.