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by: JamieD On  Friday, January 6, 2012

louisiana-lafayette six men on courtYou have to give Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Bob Marlin credit.  With his team tied and only 21 seconds remaining in overtime, he knew he needed to come up with the perfect play to get his team the victory, and he did just that.  However, we should mention that it involved the Ragin’ Cajuns playing with six men on the floor during the final moments of the game.

Following a timeout during last night’s game between the Cajuns and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Louisiana-Lafayette sent six players onto the court to take on the Hilltoppers’ five players.  The referees didn’t seem to notice it, and neither did the Western Kentucky coaching staff.  And by the time anyone did notice what had just happened, Louisiana-Lafayette’s Elfrid Payton had already scored the game-winning basket and the Ragin’ Cajuns were already celebrating their victory.

It was a strange sequence of events, and things only got stranger this morning when Hilltoppers head coach Ken McDonald was fired for his inability to come up with an effective 5-on-6 defense…

…or maybe it had something to do with Western Kentucky’s 5-11 record.  Whatever the case may be, you can check out all of the action from Louisiana-Lafayette’s last-minute power-play in the video below.

Hat Tip – [The Dagger]




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