7.6 Second Rollercoaster Ride
Michael Roll had struggled at the free-throw line, but sank two with 7.6 seconds left in the game to give UCLA a one-point lead. Ironically, after Roll's second made freethrow, Mustafa Abdul-Hamid was inserted for defensive purposes. However, it took Washington's Venoy Overton all of 4.4 seconds to go coast-to-coast blowing by Abdul-Hamid for a layup, putting the doggies on top, with 3.2 seconds remaining. Inbounding the ball, Roll found Abdul-Hamid at halfcourt. Abdul-Hamid drove, pump-faked as Overton flew by and swished a jumper just inside the 3-point line for the game-winner.
Photo Credit: Credit: Bret Hartman / LA Times
Can't be happier for Abdul-Hamid; CBH gave him a lot of praise during the post-game presser (sorry, no video), saying Abdul-Hamid was his hardest-worker who kept working for hours alone on his shot, while maintaining a high GPA - a true student-athlete.
Game highlights after the jump.
The last 7.6 seconds:
Tyler Honeycutt's block on Isaiah Thomas: