still photograph of that play on Facebook showing definitively that it was not a step-in block. Somehow the ref, right on the play, saw it for what it was and made the correct call. (Well, it may have been a frame from a video, rather than a still shot.)
Notice that Acy has not left the floor and that Zoubek's feet are planted (and be aware that the rule permits Zoubek's body to move, though not his feet).
Last edited by Jim3k; 10-12-2010 at 06:43 PM. Reason: frame from video reference
And thank goodness the ref got it right!
My point wasn't that he got it wrong, but that it was a very close call, it could easily have gone the other way (since NCAA tournament refs are generally predisposed against calling charges, and Zoubs needed to overcome a rep from earlier in his career as a "player who fouls alot", etc.), and if it had, we would have had a tough time coming back to win -- I'm sure the rim looked much bigger for Nolan and Jon on the key three pointers they hit when it was a 1 possession game or we were ahead than it would have if we were 5 points down.
Art. 4. To establish an initial legal guarding position on the player with the ball:
a. The guard shall have both feet touching the playing court. When the guard jumps into position initially, both feet must return to the playing court after the jump, for the guard to attain a guarding position.
b. The guard’s torso shall face the opponent.
c. No time and distance shall be required.
d. When the opponent with the ball is airborne, the guard shall have attained legal position before the opponent left the playing court. Exception: (Men) Rule 4-35.7Art. 6. To maintain a legal guarding position after the initial position has been attained, the guard:
a. Is not required to continue having the torso face the opponent;
b. Is required to have either one foot or both feet on the playing court (cannot be out of bounds);
c. May raise the hands or may jump within his or her own vertical plane;
d. May shift to maintain guarding position in the path of the dribbler, provided that the guard does not charge into the dribbler or otherwise cause contact;
e. May move laterally or obliquely to maintain position provided such a move is not toward the opponent when contact occurs;
f. Is not required to have the feet on the playing court when shifting in the path of the dribbler or when moving laterally or obliquely; and
g. May turn or duck to absorb shock when contact by the dribbler is imminent. In such a case, the dribbler shall not be absolved from the responsibility of contact.
And Nugget, I understood that you knew the call to be correct. I just wanted to again put Mark Logan's work up for everyone to see, because there is still a lot of controversy about it in the blogosphere and the shot is so definitive.
And I really have to give props to the ref. That was a really hard call to see. I'm sure he's taken a lot of grief over it, though he made a magnificent call here.
I am wearing one of my championship shirts today. Couldn't let it fall to the second page.
Seems like this needs to be near the top, at least until this evening.
Pumped about tonight anybody?
This thread will never get old.
I do, however, hope it gets superceded. Good luck team. Have a great season.
Before we begin a new season, let's step back one more time to revisit the last one.
April 6th, 2:11 a.m. ESPN Sportscenter in the words of Rece Davis:
"You know in the movies Butler's Gordon Hayward would have had that half court heave go down, the underdog would have been celebrated, all of their dreams and goals realized. But sometimes overlooked is the fact that giants have dreams too. They have aspirations. They have expectations. And Duke, this year, lived up to them all.
That's how Mike Krzyzewski described this ride to the championship for Duke. Not as a quest to return the Blue Devils to championship status, win a milestone 4th title, or quiet critics.
The players can't identify with a 4th championship, said Coach K, it's their first. It's important to stay in their moment. Duke's best moments centered around toughness. The rebound the senior just wanted more, or the selflessness of his classmate, allowing 3 brilliant scorers to bask in myriad moments of glory "Scheyer, left corner, 3, Got It!" (in the voice of Bob Harris with 2:37 left in the Baylor game).
There's a funny thing about moments, in and of themselves they're fleeting. They endure when they're shared. Instants meld to form the cornerstones of a championship season. They strengthen the foundation of a culture. They cement a legacy. Mike Krzyzewski now owns 4 titles. Only John Wooden, with 10, has more.
Such success doesn't bring universal acclaim, not if the front of your jersey says "Duke". They are polarizing, love them, hate them, love to hate them, their moments always get a reaction. But the fair reaction now is to give these devils their due. Duke is back on top and like it or not they've earned the right to revel in their moment".
The 2010 team has given us memories to last a lifetime.
My last post on this thread. One Shining Moment.
43 min 10 FG 10 FGA 1 3PTA 1 3PT 10 FTA 10 FTM 7 REB 3 AST 2 STL 31 PTS
Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.
You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner
You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke
Can I ask... does this get locked when CTC starts? Or does this one NEVER get locked?
We won't stop being
2010 Nat'l Champs !!
I am watching it again right now, getting ready for tonight. This game never gets old. 24-20 duke right now. I wonder how it will end
I will always look back on this past season and the final four with fond memories. It was my first time at the FF and thus will always be special to me.
So I see no reason to lock the thread, I will look forward to revisiting it at some point, but I will move on starting tonight. Its time to PURSUE our next set of goals. It starts with pursuing a championship at the CBE Classic as well as capturing ACC regular season and tournament titles and obviously another NC.
I'm also ready to watch another team come together. This season will be very, very different from last season in terms of style and I'm excited to watch K work his magic again.
Jumbo, bring on Phase 0!!!