Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Things That Make You Go…


Via the Sporting News:

From his first shot, Demetri McCamey knew something was wrong. The ball just didn't feel right.

Turns out the ball was an undersized women's ball, something the officials finally fixed after seven minutes of No. 16 Illinois' 74-63 victory over Oakland on Wednesday night.

No. 16 Illinois beat Oakland 74-63 on Wednesday night, but in an unusual way — with a women's basketball for 7 minutes. "After my first shot I thought, 'This can't be right,'" McCamey, who finished with 30 points, said about the women's ball making it into the game.

The first seven-plus minutes were played with the size 6 ball. McCamey noticed the odd ball early but couldn't convince the officials. Illini center Mike Tisdale finally did.

"I've coached 33 years and that's a first," Oakland coach Greg Kampe said.

Play quickly restarted with a size 7 men's ball — about an inch larger and 2 ounces heavier — but neither team's shooting immediately improved.

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