ANAHEIM, Calif. – Mr. Gonzaga Josh Perkins said he would never forget his late technical foul on Saturday night of 75-69 losses from Texas Tech at Elite Eight.
Gonzaga was 71-69 with 11 seconds to play at the Honda Center when Perkins crossed the base line and hit the Red Reeders' defense ball Matt Muni, who was trying to get inside.
Perkins was in violation of Art. , "No enemy at the entrance will have any part of his face above the inner plane of the borderline."
Texas Tech retained possession, and Red Raiders keeper Jarrett Culver made both free kicks after being knocked out by Jeremy Jones, expanding the lead of Red Reeders to 75-69.
"He often played with a ball," Perkins said of Munny's throw. "I thought he was falsified right in front of me, and I guess instinctively that I just got to him. Bonehead game. [It’s] Something I'll think about forever. Unfortunately, this happened.
Mark Malko However, we focused on the positive with Perkins and his contribution to the program for his successful career.
"I mean, we can write a book about Perk and Perk and I, but listen: The amount of growth that happened during the five years in our program and every aspect of his life is something we're getting coaching and what college basketball plays, "said Gonzaga coach after the match." He is a much more mature player, a much better player now, and we are an amazing program and we have had an incredible start with him. "