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For the second time in as many games, Evan Ravenel was unable to elude our disappointed eye.
With 30 seconds remaining in the game and the Buckeyes trailing by six, Aaron Craft grabbed a defensive rebound off a lay-up that Wichita State’s Ron Baker shouldn’t have even attempted. Suddenly, there was a realistic chance that they could come back and tie the game with a little bit of luck.
Craft got the ball up the court to LaQuinton Ross, who promptly missed a three-pointer.
That really hurt the Buckeyes’ chances of finishing off the comeback, but not as badly as the fact that Evan Ravenel grabbed the offensive rebound.
At that point, I swear I heard circus music in my head for six seconds.
Let’s at least give Ravenel a little credit—he had the wherewithal to realize that his team needed three-pointers. However, it apparently took him two dribbles toward the three-point line to remember that he was 0-1 in his four-year career from behind the arc.
He got about to the free-throw line before deciding that he should probably look to pass to someone else. Unfortunately, when he went to grab the ball, it was knocked out of his hands.
He corralled it back and abandoned the idea of a three-pointer, taking one dribble toward the basket before serving up a lame duck for Carl Hall to block with all the force of a Misty May-Treanor spike.
I was even rooting for Ohio State, but couldn’t help but laugh at how hopelessly inept Ravenel looked in those final moments of his collegiate career.