Video: Arkansas-Pine Bluff HC Solomon Bozeman Makes Team Run Sprints During Timeout

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVDecember 2, 2021

Arkansas-Pine Bluff head coach Solomon Bozeman applauds his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

A break in play was anything but for Arkansas-Pine Bluff during Wednesday's 83-64 loss to No. 19 Iowa State.

Early into the second half, Golden Lions head coach Solomon Bozeman called a timeout and made his players run from baseline to baseline before returning to the bench:

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Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s head coach called timeout to make the team run laps 😅<br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/CurryHoff13?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CurryHoff13</a>) <a href="https://t.co/OjVNWtveR7">pic.twitter.com/OjVNWtveR7</a>

If Bozeman wanted to send a message to his team, then it may not have resonated. Arkansas-Pine Bluff trailed by 20 points, 44-24, when the timeout was called and did little to eat into the deficit for the remainder of the game. 

When your team is en route to an eighth loss in nine games, sometimes drastic steps are required. Mid-game wind sprints may not be the most sensible strategy to deploy, though.