Those running the clock should have more precise "human response" than
an average dope. Certainly a professional can see the path of an inbounds pass
and start the clock nearly perfectly with a catch. The lapse was far greater
than we should expect from a professional timekeeper. Maybe it evens out with
the extra time taken after Haws' shot falls through.That being
said, running the clip at slow mo and using the pause button, I don't think
more than .75 seconds lapsed between Dellavadova's catch and the start of
the clock, and the ball was out of his hand at 1.4 seconds, so this shot gets
off and counts within 2.5 seconds no matter when you start the clock. An
unbelievable, 1-in-a-thousand shot that keeps everyone glued to their seats till
the clock runs out in a close game. Although my team lost, that's an
incredible event to watch.I do think if the refs had applied the
same standard to their late-game foul calling on the stars, both Davies and
Dellevadova would have fouled out, or both been on the court, for those last 2.5
RBN. Thanks for the info. Good to know.
To those who think the clock was wrong. The time that didn't run after
Delladova received the ball was no more than the extra time that ran after
Haws's shot had clearly gone in. It's called human response. Someone
has to start and stop the clock and their response time is never perfect, if
that werent the case, those miracle shots with .1 seconds on the clock would be
impossible. Watch the plays before, Dellavedova's shot had cleared the
net .6 seconds before the clock stopped on the previous play and Haws's
shot had cleared the net with 3.0 seconds left and the clock stopped at 2.5.
St Mary's won, great shot by Dellavedova. The end.
Bet if you took a tape measure out on the floor and measured the distance, it
would be about 40 feet. 26 feet would be 4 feet past the 3 point line. He was
a good 20 feet past that.
That celebration was classless and the refs made us loose again, the clock
started over second and a half slow so the last shot shouldn't have
counted. they should have done replay overturn.
NCAA changed the rule several years ago. The clock stops after each made basket
in the last minute of the second half and in overtime periods.I
think the NCAA wanted more exciting finishes ... which it got last night.
Why does the clock stop after the made basket? Doesn't it take a time out
to stop the clock? Just confused between high schoo, college and NBA wondering?
@BYU NationYou're wrong, dude. I just looked at the clip.
Ball went through the basket at 2.5 seconds. The clock started when Dellavedova
received the pass.The clock stops on the made basket, and starts
again when the ball is first touched inbounds ... in this case when Dellavedova
caught it. The timekeeper did his job.A couple of huge shots.
Great finish. Tough loss.
BYU NATIONSalt Lake, UTThe clock actually started a second
late, that last shot shouldn't have counted.----------Was a SMC alum in charge of the game clock at the Marriott Center? If not,
then why are you complaining?
When you're living right on and off the court, magic happens.
It wasn't that shot at the buzzer that beat BYU, it was their lack of
rebounding that got them beat.
Great game. Props to Dellavadova and Saint Mary's. His length of the court
drive and pop reminded me of Ainge's drive to beat Notre Dame.
BYU NATION, maybe it was one of the seconds that didn't get to run in the
game last year with the game being called early for the safety of the players
and officials.Tough loss, Ute fans know how you feel. May end up
being a tighter race for 2nd and a possible tourney berth than I thought.
That stinks, Cougars. Saint Mary's got the best of us, too.@BYU
NATIONNo lame excuses. They won fair and square.
Wow, did BYU just get Jimmered!I've gotta give props to Haws, those
were two very clutch shots he hit, that was big time.Bottom line, if BYU
can't return the favor on St. Mary's court, the Cougars will have
taken a giant blow to their NCAA tourney hopes. I guess there's the remote
chance of a win against the Zags but I don't see it happening.Looks
like #3 in the WCC and an NIT bid. That's still admittedly better than my
Utes, especially after the last two disappointments. Too bad both programs have
nothing to brag about in football or basketball this past year.
The clock actually started a second late, that last shot shouldn't have
Un. Freaking. Believable.Dellavadova. What a clutch player. I hate that
guy.Davies-- 0 rebounds. C"mon man!BYU got killed on the boards,
St Mary"s getting way too many 2nd chance shots.Otherwise the Cougs
played very well, especially Haws.