Big finish at little Oakland City University (IN) - the Mighty Oaks tied the game at 76 with 11 seconds to go . . . and then this happened.
It appears that Marshall head coach Tom Herrion is a diehard European soccer fan. After getting "brushed" by UCF player Isaiah Sikes yesterday in the first half, Herrion went into a soccer-style acting mode and immediately flopped to the floor like he'd been shanked in the prison yard. Then, for some strange reason, Herrion then started acting like he was having a heart-attack, right there in front of his own bench. Seriously. His players were actually amused by this, for the record. The result of this mess? A flagrant foul was called on Sikes, and the Herd got two freebies from the line. Marshall went on to win the game 65-64. (via Deadspin)
So last night the students of the NAIA's John Brown University celebrated the first made basket of the season by hurling toilet paper onto the court. It was a complete whiteout; one that earned the crowd the most admirable of technical fouls. But poke around the web and you come to find out this TP toss has been a school tradition for nearly 30 years. The Internet is at least 15 years old; YouTube at least six, so why is this the first time we're hearing about something so awesome? How come it took until 2011 for the blogosphere to eat this up? Someone: an answer please!
Further proof of YouTube's greatness - This ankle-breaking gem comes to us from Mt. San Jacinto Community College out in California, where freshman Jaree Crawford apparently thinks he's lost in a game of NBA 2K11.