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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Obama interrupts Oakland-Texas

I only heard via Twitter, obviously, because I was at the game, but President Obama's speech about the situation in Libya sent the second-round game on CBS to a split-screen for what I've been told was about 50 seconds to the final minute.
Here's what you missed:
  • The questionable foul called on Larry Wright. Cory Joseph splits at the line to give Texas a six-point.
  • Reggie Hamilton's 3-pointer rims out with 47 seconds left.
  • Keith Benson fouls to stop the clock with 43 seconds left. Joseph makes two more free throws to push the lead to eight.
  • Hamilton elects for the easy two, his layup cuts the lead down to six with 28 seconds left.
  • Oakland timeout with 28 seconds left.
  • Wright intentionally fouls J'Covan Brown to stop the clock. Brown makes both (he was 12 for 12 from the line Friday).
  • Wright missed a jumper. Hamilton got the rebound, Benson missed a jumper. Hudson got the board and put it back in to cut it to six points.
  • Drew Valentine steals the ball and Benson gets fouled down low. They put a split second back on the clock and he closes out his career with two makes at the line to pull Oakland within four at the horn.

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