Kentucky-based Pat Forde, not exactly a Duke lover, criticizes
the technical on Daniel Ewing in the Maryland game, pointing out that Ekene
Ibekwe clearly instigated the situation yet was not penalized. Good for
However, he brings up the Jason Williams/Jason Gardner no-call
from the Title Game in 2001, calling it "body-surfing." Here's
the problem with that.
Gardner leaned down. Williams lost his balance and fell
over Gardner and landed on his hands -without touching Gardner. Then he
stood up, and then Gardner stood up. There was no contact.
A smarter point guard would have stood up and drawn the
foul. But until there is contact, how can you have a foul?
What goes unremarked is the remarkable agility Jason Williams
showed to fall over Gardner without touching him.