“We didn’t want to foul,” Pastner said. “We didn’t have any timeouts, we were telling them not to foul, but he fouled. And I’m not made at Tadric – I was at the time. That’s part of growing and learning and hopefully he’s in that position again, but we did not want to foul.”
After Farrell made his one free throw with 30 seconds left for the four-point lead, Jackson and guard Josh Heath both missed jump shots, leaving only three seconds when Heath scored on a jumper in the lane to cut the lead to two. Tech then had to foul, and Farrell hit both free throws to put the game away.