Saint Louis and VCU were all tied at 65 with 9.5 seconds to play Tuesday night when the legendary TV Teddy Valentine decided it was time to shine instead of swallowing his whistle. Watch the video with the sound on and then watch where the ball’s at when Ted decides he needs to make a call.
VCU’s Adrian Baldwin Jr. drives to the basket, and Yuri Collins is there playing tough defense. According to Ted, it was too tight. FOUL. You make the call here. Is TV Teddy right?
Ted Valentine pic.twitter.com/gF2MpzykvC
— Viral CBB (@FSClips) February 24, 2021
Baldwin made both free throws, Saint Louis missed a shot at the buzzer, VCU celebrates a win to get to 17-5 with a chance to move off of Joe Lunardi’s No. 11 line. Saint Louis, which needed this one bad after waking up Tuesday as Lunardi’s No. 73 seed, is now 11-5 and needs to do some serious work down the stretch to inch their way into tournament contention.
Hasahn French on the final foul called on Yuri Collins by referee Ted Valentine after Jordan Goodwin turned and headed up court with the ball: “It was horrible, horrible call. Yuri played great defense. That was the second late call that was called in that game.”
— stu durando (@studurando) February 24, 2021
— Frank Cusumano (@Frank_Cusumano) February 24, 2021
Ted Valentine seemingly delayed his call until he saw the outcome of the play — contact, missed layup, then the whistle.
Ace Baldwin was fouled. Period. The end result was correct. The process was poor. #A10MBB
— Bill Koch (@BillKoch25) February 24, 2021