Welp, I suppose that's one way to tame 'Press Virginia'. If nothing else, Bucknell could just keep trying to break their nose with the ball until they back the fuck off. Probably more likely to succeed that way than by depending on college kids not to pee directly down their leg when they are forced to work for every inch on the floor.
Objectively speaking, this is a fucked up move. I simply can't condone spiking a basketball off a dude's forehead from literally two inches away when there's no possible way he could have seen it coming. I'm good with a little gamesmanship, but excessive shenanigans like this is what got dodgeball banned from every middle school in America. Elijah Macon had no shortage of exposed body parts that Avi Toomer could have used as a backboard to avoid a turnover, and basically punching him in the face with the ball should have been the last resort.
Also objectively speaking, this is an absolutely hilarious clip. I know it's because Elijah Macon was giving full effort on the defensive end, but his expression as he got smashed in the mug by the "pass" he was trying to deny is irrefutably funny. The determined eyes? The wide open mouth? The way he starts to 'Matrix' backwards as a goddamn basketball gets pegged off both of them? I don't support trying to reconfigure your opponent's sensory system just to save a single possession, but that doesn't mean I can't laugh at this one shiner moment.