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Here’s Travis Ford’s answer to why he called for a foul against Oregon

Here’s why Oregon got two free points at the end of the first half on Friday.

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Travis Ford had a bumpy landing at the NCAA tournament. (USATSI)

Travis Ford had a bumpy landing at the NCAA tournament. (USATSI)

The biggest gaffe in a game full of them for Oklahoma State on Friday evening was Travis Ford signaling for Oklahoma State to foul with two seconds left in the first half.

Oregon was already in the bonus, but as Jenni Carlson pointed out, Ford didn’t realize it.

I literally just copy/pasted the postgame transcript of the answer Ford gave to why he called for the foul because I thought it was both sad and also a little bit funny.

Q. Travis, can you explain the sequence at the end of the first half? Was there a mistake?
COACH FORD: There was a mistake, yeah, obviously.

What if he would have said…”nope, did that on purpose”?

Q. So you thought they had five and that’s what it showed on the board?
COACH FORD: Obviously. Obviously, yeah. We’ll figure out — yes.

We’ll figure what out? We’ll get that straightened out for next season?! They don’t pay me $20 million over 10 years to not get stuff like that straightened out!

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