Saturday, January 31, 2009

The scariest in-bounds play ever

You knew it was going to happen.

All during the Auburn game, when in-bounding the ball under their own basket, the Commodores would lob the ball to Jeff Taylor out in three-point land and he would catch the ball over his shoulder. They did that with George Drake too. You know, let our athletes go mano-a-mano for the ball because we know we'll win.

Sure, I'll take Taylor over any athlete on the floor, but the play is still awfully dangerous.

And don't you know it, with 9 minutes left in the game and Vanderbilt up by four, we ran that in-bounds play and Auburn senior point guard Quantez Robertson made a beautiful cut inside to strip the ball from Taylor (see photo above) and then take it coast to coast for the layup — and the foul on Taylor. Fortunately, Robertson bricked the charity shot and 30 seconds later Taylor was ramming the ball through the hoop to put the Dores back up by four.

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