In one of the strangest plays I've ever seen in a basketball game, Illinois State's Jackie Carmichael kicked a Wichita State player in the chest while grabbing a rebound in the final minute of an intense Missouri Valley Conference contest.
How a foul wasn't called on the play to begin with is beyond me, but the refs ultimately reviewed the play and called a flagrant foul - giving Wichita State two free throws and the ball. That paved the way for an 8-0 rally in the final 41 seconds and a 68-67 win for the Shockers.
The victory keeps Wichita State at the top of the MVC standings with three games left to play. If the Shockers go on to win the conference title, Sunday's "karate kick" game will live long in WSU lore.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Here's something you don't see every day: the basketball coach for tiny Brandon University earned a student free tuition by sinking a shot from halfcourt: