Clock error saves Spartans at home vs. Floirda Gulf Coast, 78-77

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Clock error saves Spartans at home vs. Floirda Gulf Coast, 78-77

Post  Admin on Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:56 am

Eron Harris had a season-high 31 points as the Michigan State Spartans held off the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, 78-77, when a timekeeping error led to a disputed finish.

With 1.6 seconds remaining, FGCU's Christian Terrell threw a long inbounds pass from underneath his own basket, but the clock incorrectly started when the pass was thrown, rather than when Antravious Simmons caught the ball by the foul line at the other end of the court. When Simmons turned to try a game-winning shot, the buzzer sounded -- much too early.

After officials went to a video review, it was determined the ball was caught & released in 1.3 seconds, meaning if the shot would have gone in, it would have counted. After the miss, there was no time remaining in the game, therefore ending the game. By rule the possession cannot be replayed.

Now that the Spartans are at .500 (2-2), they'll head to the Bahamas on Thanksgiving eve to take on St. John's this Wednesday night at 7 pm.

- Boise State 91, WESTERN MICHIGAN 70
- Florida State 100, DETROIT MERCY 71

- Wake Forest 89, EASTERN MICHIGAN 61


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