Sometimes you don¡¯t need to shoot your shot. Sometimes you just need to be smart.
With five seconds left in the game between the 12-seed Princeton Tigers and the five-seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Princeton¡¯s Amir Bell dribbled up the left sideline and passed the ball to Devin Cannady, who was on the left wing, some three feet behind the three-point line. As soon as he caught the ball, Cannady shot the deep three. There were still four seconds on the clock and Princeton was only down 59-58. A layup would have done the job. Cannady missed his shot and Princeton lost.
The Tigers made 8-of-31 three-point attempts in the game. The three accounted for 41% of Princeton¡¯s scoring coming into the tournament, but Notre Dame switched to a zone defense in the second half and all but nullified that facet of the Tigers¡¯ offense.
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He has been by far the Bengals’ best pass defender, holding opposing quarterbacks to a 50 percent completion percentage when throwing into his coverage. Terence Newman has been solid this season (37th-best corner, per Pro Football Focus) but he hasn’t been as good as Hall, and his promotion means someone from the Bengals’ second tier of defensive backs will need to take on a bigger role.