[QUOTE][B]URI loses it on a pair of free throws in last tick[/B]
07:50 AM EDT on Thursday, March 13, 2008
By PAUL KENYON
Journal Sports Writer
The Rams’ Lamonte Ulmer contests the 49ers’ Charlie Coley for the ball in the first half of yesterday’s first-round game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
The Providence Journal / Ruben W. Perez
ATLANTIC CITY — URI and Charlotte combined to produce 148 points, 14 3-point baskets, 47 fouls, 59 free throws and 32 turnovers last night in an exciting Atlantic 10 opening-round tournament game at Boardwalk Hall. .
Gallery: Photos of the game
[B]What made the foul against Seawright even tougher for URI to take was that Bitee was bumped by Charlotte guard Dijuan Harris just before the foul was called against Seawright[/B], as he was dribbling about 30 feet from the basket. URI coach Jim Baron chose his words carefully to avoid getting in trouble with conference officials, but he made it clear he strongly disagreed with the call against Seawright.
“I thought it was a fantastic game, going back and forth,” Baron said. “But I was tremendously disappointed. Down the stretch, I was tremendously disappointed.”
He made it clear his disappointment was not with his players.
[B]“The game was extremely physical. We knew it was going to be physical because it was physical at our place,” Baron said. “They missed the push the point guard had on Parfait, totally missed it. If you don’t call the first one, it is very, very difficult to call the second one.” [/B]
[B]The controversy at the end marred what was a terrific show. [/B]
A little crying . . . but just blame it all on nothing but A-14 finest. :shades: What a great effort from everyone. Free throw was not great the first half. But, we made them when we needed them. We won last night . . . end of story.
[QUOTE]The problem was that Charlotte was just as good, [B]especially Goldwire, who proved he has the heart of a champion [/B]with fabulous clutch play just to keep his team close down the stretch. [/QUOTE]
We will miss you a great deal next year, [B][COLOR=DarkGreen][SIZE=6][I]Big Guy[/I][/SIZE][/COLOR][/B].