CBS Sports — Thanks to a temporary lapse in thinking, Brown took home a 91-90 win over Bryant on Monday night.
With 3.8 seconds left on the clock, Brown’s Tavon Blackmon scored to put his team ahead by one.
Now, 3.8 seconds is plenty of time to run the length of the floor and get off a decent shot.
But that’s only if you’re aware of the score, which freshman guard Ikenna Ndugba apparently was not.
After the go-ahead score for Brown, Ndugba took the inbound pass and, thinking his team had secured the win, dribbled to the ball to half-court to run out the clock. As he runs down the floor, even his teammates are calling for the ball to try and attempt a last-second shot, but instead, Ndugba chucked the ball in the air as time expired, trotting down the floor to try and catch a high-five from his teammate before he realized what he had done.
Ndugba only finds out his team lost when he goes to high-five his teammate at the end and gets completely and rightfully rejected because he just killed any chance his team had to win the game. He was even so sure of the win he threw the ball behind him instead of shooting toward the basket to make any kind of attempt. Sad!
Bryant basketball coach Tim O’Shea posted this video of Ndugba on Facebook in June and captioned it, “Our freshman point guard Ikenna Ndguba set a Bryant University record today with a recorded vertical jump of 42.5″ – to put that in perspective that would have been the third best at this year’s NBA Draft combine. He is going to be a special player..”
I’m sure Ndugba is a good player but NBA scouts will of course see this viral video. So once he learns to keep track of the score of the game, it looks like Ndugba should be all set for the draft.