February 21, 2004, 3:13 left in the first half on the road in Lawrence. A setting which will live in infamy for many Cyclone fans.
Jared Homan drives down the lane, puts up a shot attempt, which goes off the front end, he also gets fouled by Christian Moody, who is about to make Cyclone Nation moody.
Homan puts up his first free throw attempt to try and cut the 34-24 Jayhawk lead into something salvageable for the end of the first half. His first attempt misses, and David Padgett corrals the missed “one-and-one” who passes it to J.R. Giddens who makes a deep, uncontested three for the #20 Jayhawks. Jackson Vroman and Jared are seen putting two fingers in the air signifying it should have been two free throws instead of the one.
Tom O’Neill, Danny Hooker, and Paul Janssen take an offical’s timeout after the Giddens 3 to try and understand what just happened. In Coach Wayne Morgan’s words “I cannot believe this shit.” Me neither, man.
Homan would make his next free throw, and the Cyclones would have the ball.
“I am not allowed to talk about that,” said Morgan, who complained about the officiating to KU officials after ISU suffered its 23rd straight league road loss. “But I have never seen a situation where there was a two-shot foul, with the player missing the first and the other team rebounds and goes down and scores.”
The most forgettable part about this game, however? Losing 90-89 in OT.
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