What? You think I am going to apologize on behalf of my alma mater's basketball team? You think I am going to clown them for looking like they hit the pipe too hard and feel asleep at the wheel mid game? Hell no. Rutgers isn't winning any Big Ten championships in hoops anytime soon. The only 'Big Dance' they are partaking in resides in the basement of some off campus apartment. National Invitation Tournament? Thanks, but no thanks. Definitely won't be receiving any 'Save The Date', but even if they did the Scarlet Knights probably wouldn't even RSVP out of apathy. They aren't worried about silly little things like winning college basketball games. That's not in Eddie Jordan's job description. He is preparing his players for the next level. Sure, there is only a microscopic chance that even one of them every even gets close to sniffing a D-League team, but you can bet your ass they will be properly groomed if they do. Won't have any idiots jumping in to grab rebounds after the first of two foul shots. I hope potential recruits (that will undoubtedly choose to play elsewhere) were watching, because all that video showed me was that Rutgers Basketball has it's players best interests at heart. No, you don't show up to the banks expecting to win any basketball games, but you'll learn the most basic rule difference that exists between college and the pros. The whole idea of the 1 and 1 is stupid anyway. It takes a real next level head coach to teach his players not to abide by it, and that's exactly what happened here. How do I know, you ask? Come on, what seems more likely, strategically turning the ball over or all five players on the court failing to realize that it was live in the first place?
P.S. If Michigan had any integrity they would have insisted that Rutgers be able to take the ball out. Penalizing them for negligence is like disciplining a deaf kid for a false start at the Special Olympics. A well coached deaf kid, that is...