The Atlantic 10′s first round game between Richmond and Charlotte on Thursday had one of the craziest endings you will ever see.
With the Spiders leading, 63-60, they fouled Charlotte’s Pierria Henry with 4.7 seconds left to avoid a tying 3-pointer. Smart move, right? Well, that’s until Richmond’s Derrick Williams threw Richmond’s Willie Clayton to the ground after Henry made the first free throw, resulting in a technical foul.
That resulted in two additional free throws for Henry, who made the three remaining to give Charlotte a 64-63 lead. With Charlotte getting the ball back, Richmond was forced to foul. At that point, Spiders’ head coach Chris Mooney picked up two technical fouls for losing his mind as the meltdown was in process.
The game then turned into a free throw shooting contest, as Henry hit four more from the charity stripe for a 68-63 win.
That certainly isn’t the March Madness that Richmond fans had in mind.