We’ll have the full postgame up later tonight, but the Charlotte 49ers have beaten Richmond, 68-63, in the Atlantic 10 first round. But it was how it happened that will have fans of both teams talking for years.
With Charlotte down 63-60 with 4.7 seconds remaining, Pierria Henry was fouled. He made the first free throw of a one-and-one to make it 63-61.
Then the meltdown began.
Richmond’s Derrick Williams was hit with a technical, presumably on an shove to Willie Clayton, giving Henry two more free throws on top of the remaining one. The sophomore made all three to put the Niners up 64-63.
But it wasn’t over.
With Charlotte set to get the ball back, a livid Spiders coach Chris Mooney outdid Williams, getting nailed with a double technical and having to be escorted from the court after Henry was fouled on what was ruled a three point attempt. That meant more free throws for Henry, and he made four of them to make it 68-63.
Following along? Good, because we aren’t quite sure how it happened ourselves. Just know that the Niners will be playing Saint Louis tomorrow, and that you’ll be seeing a lot about this one for years to come.