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In what was a great finish to the first game of the 2011 BracketBusters weekend, Wichita State had a sideline out of bounds play with 0.4 seconds left down 1. This gave them enough time to catch and shoot and Gregg Marshall had an excellent play in his back pocket that almost got the Shockers the win.
Although there was time to catch and shoot, the defense had to assume that the offense was at least going to look at the rim for a lob. VCU did a great job of protecting the rim but it left them vulnerable on the three point line.
JT Durley is going to slide off the backside of his teammate and roll around the backside to get a lob on the far side of the basket. He goes before the inbounder gets the ball but this is a smart play since Wichita State has no timeouts. They can’t take a 5 second call and they need to be able to run through their options, so the inbounder needed to be able to make a quick read once he got the ball.