Somewhere in this chaotic scramble to end the Brown-Bryant game tonight, Bryant freshman Ikenna Ndugba lost his handle on the score of the game. With 12 seconds left, Nisre Zouzoua nailed a fadeaway three to give Bryant a one-point lead. Brown drove down the floor with urgency and Tavon Blackmon slipped in for a go-ahead layup.
That’s when it got weird.
Ndugba got the ball back for Bryant and aimlessly dribbled across the court without passing it or attacking until he tossed the ball in the air as time expired. He went to go high-five a teammate when the reality of what he’d done struck him. That’s a pretty inexplicable and painful way to lose.