Florida Gulf Coast captured the nation's attention by unveiling "Dunk City" during March Madness this past year, but an NCAA rule cost the Eagles a chance to force a third overtime against South Florida on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
The Eagles trailed the Bulls 68-66 with 0.3 seconds left in the second overtime. Guard Jamail Jones launched a full-court pass to forward Chase Fieler, who caught it and made the shot before the buzzer sounded.
It looked like the game was heading to a third overtime. Not so fast.
For those wondering the rule, with .3 or less on the clock, players can only tip the ball in.— FGCU Men's Hoops (@FGCU_MBB) December 18, 2013
Pictures show that Fieler did, however, get the shot off in time:
Urso (@cursoTBO) December 18, 2013
That is irrelevant, as the rule states that a player can't catch and shoot.
It was the fourth loss in five games for Florida Gulf Coast, which dropped to 5-5 on the season.