Anaheim, California. – Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins said he will never forget his technical foul late in Saturday night's 75-69 loss at Texas in the Elite Eight.
Gonzaga was down 71-69 with 11 seconds to play in the Honda Center, when Perkins reached the baseline and closed ball Red Raiders guard Matt Mooney, who was attempting to Inbounds pass.
Perkins was in violation of NCAA Rule 7, Section 6, Article 9b, which reads: "No enemy is throwing-in, do not have any part of his person over the inner plane of the boundary."
|items *||69||T-worst third|
|Points for possible. *||0.93||the second worst|
|FG * PCT||42.4||third worst|
|to||16||T-the second worst|
|* Under the D-I input on Saturday|
Texas Tech retained possession, and Red Raiders guard Jarrett Culver made both free throws after he was contaminated by Jeremy Jones, extending the lead in the Red Raiders 75-69.
"He was a ball fake a lot," said Perkins about the faceoff Muni. "I thought he was a ball fake in front of me, and, I think, instincts, I just hit it. BONEHEAD game. [It’s] something I think about it all. Unfortunately, it happened. "
Mark Few, however, focus on the positive of Perkins and his contribution to the program for its successful car & # 39; EASURES.
"I mean, we can write a book about the cafes and coffee shops, and I, but listen: the amount of growth that occurred during his five years in our program, and every aspect of his life interesting is that coaching is all, and that the game is in college basketball is all about, "Gonzaga coach said after the game. "He's much more mature player, a much better player now, and we have an incredible program and had an incredible run with him at the helm."