Things got crazy at the end of regulation in the St. Bonaventure and VCU game on Saturday. Down by two points and inbounding under their own basket with 3.2 seconds left, the Bonnies found Matt Mobley for the go-ahead three-pointer to put St. Bonaventure up 66-65.
Thinking that the three-pointer was a buzzer-beater, some fans and members of the St. Bonaventure bench rushed the floor in celebration and received a technical foul on the play.
With one free throw to tie with 0.4 remaining, VCU’s JeQuan Lewis nailed it to put the game into overtime.
The Rams eventually ended up winning in overtime, 83-77, meaning the premature court storm cost St. Bonaventure a win.
Here is the Atlantic 10’s official statement on the call: “The decision to assess a one-shot technical foul for the delay of game at the end of the VCU-St. Bonaventure game was a correct call. The conference office has reviewed the end of the game, and spoken to the Atlantic 10 Coordinator of Officiating, who verified that it was in fact the correct call.”