Anyway, Oregon's 71-69 victory over Creighton last night sounded rather hinkey. The game was tied at 69 with 17 seconds left. Then, a nuance of Oregon's new $227 million arena pretty much decided things.
Only a very thin line - two of them, actually, running parallel to each other down the middle of the court - separated these two teams. That's the line that Creighton guard Antoine Young unknowingly stepped over, for an over-and-back call that gave the ball to Oregon in the final seconds.
Then, Oregon's E.J. Singler's bank shot with two seconds left decided the game.
"This is a beautiful building, a great atmosphere,'' Creighton coach Greg McDermott said. "You just wish there was a visible halfcourt line. That's unfortunate, a tough way to lose a game."
Ducks win CBI title, with some home-court help [The Oregonian]