Published: Sat, February 23, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Georgia-Mississippi State game decided by stuffed animal

Georgia-Mississippi State game decided by stuffed animal

Tom Crean is trying to change that in his first year as the Bulldogs' coach, but this embarrassment could set them back.

While nearly all of the attention in college basketball went to Duke-UNC and the Zion Williamson injury, a stuffed animal cost the Georgia Bulldogs a big SEC home win against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. With just five games left in the regular season the Rebels need this win but Georgia wont make it easy for the Rebels.

Georgia's Tyree Crump tied the score at 67-67 on a 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining before the Bulldogs sent Weatherspoon to the line for the decisive free throw. He missed the first free throw, which in theory didn't really matter all that much, except it cost the Georgia Bulldogs everything because a fan tossed a stuffed animal onto the court as Weatherspoon was shooting.

"I've never seen that, not without a warning and certainly without an explanation", Crean said.

The Mississippi State-Georgia game is not the only game recently to feature a fan disrupting the end of a close game.

Japan space probe to collect rock from asteroid - CBBC Newsround
Prior to that, two small robotic rovers also launched from Hayabusa2 successfully landed on Ryugu on September 22. Hayabusa-2 will continue to work on the asteroid before theme comes to return to Earth.

Kvitova, Halep advance at Dubai Championships
The World number 31, Hsieh defeated the German, 5-7, 6-4, 6-0 and reserved her quarterfinal berth at the Dubai WTA event. The Romanian wins her second straight match. "I did little bit better, but still was pretty tough.

Examinations will provide needed 'airing' on SNC-Lavalin controversy: Trudeau
Trudeau said last week his cabinet discussed the SNC-Lavalin issue in part to avoid job losses at the company. She has hired a former Supreme Court justice to advise her on what she may legally say.

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland immediately called for a technical foul after the small stuffed animal landed a few feet from Weatherspoon. "I can't imagine who did that, but it was not smart".

On defense, Georgia committed a season-low nine turnovers against a Mississippi State team that ranks third in steals in the conference. The last two games we were good enough to win, but we just didn't get the result. Georgia battles MS at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss.

Claxton leads the Dogs in scoring averaging 12.7 points per game. Mississippi State improved to 19-7, 7-6 in the conference.

Jordan Danberry had 20 points and Bre'Amber Scott added 11 to give the Bulldogs four players in double figures.

Like this: