There was just over a minute left when Brad Beal extricated himself from a tough situation and headed towards the rim. He rose high in the air and slammed a SportsCenter -worthy dunk over Alabama’s 7-foot center Moussa Gueye.
It should have been the explanation point on the game. But Beal was called for a technicl foul giving Alabama a chance to cut into UF’s 12-point lead with 1:16 to play.
Clearly, Billy Donovan was not happy. He has the mentality that no game is over until it’s over.
Fortunately for the Gators, it didn’t matter and they went on to get an important win.
The technical came because Beal and Patric Young paused in the lane, put their hands together and bowed to each other. The interpretation is that they were showing off in an orchestrated way.
So the question I have for you today (and forget that these were Florida players) is whether that act should have resulted in a technical.
And the second question — was this two kids who have been dealing with frustration simply enjoying themselves or another sign of the immaturity of this team?