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Texas A&M student section determined to remind Isaac Humphries of his ball spike

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When you think of Kentucky’s game in College Station last year, the first thing you probably think of is Isaac Humphries’ technical for spiking the ball with nine seconds left in overtime. Isaac slammed the ball to the ground to celebrate a big rebound, but the refs didn’t take kindly to it, giving him a technical for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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From there, Texas A&M went on to win the game off a Tyler Davis putback at the buzzer. The technical was a huge topic of debate after the game and Isaac couldn’t stop apologizing to his teammates for potentially costing them the game. Fortunately, the Cats got some much needed revenge in the SEC Championship (even if it didn’t matter in the eyes of the Selection Committee), and when asked yesterday, Isaac said he’s moved past it.

“I’ve tried to move on from that (the technical foul for spiking the ball.) Obviously, it’s going to be brought up again every A&M game. No thoughts, really. I’ve forgotten about it.”

Well, the Texas A&M student section, the “Reed Rowdies,” is determined to remind Isaac of the ball spike, posting this picture of one of many signs they’ve made for tomorrow’s game:

Maybe Isaiah Briscoe will have a little fun with the moment in the pregame dance circle like he did last year?

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15 Comments for Texas A&M student section determined to remind Isaac Humphries of his ball spike

  1. Sheeeeeiiit
    12:13 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    That is a sad sign though.

  2. ukjaybrat
    12:40 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    so they are basically admitting to the fact that the only reason they beat us was because of a stupid technicality that shouldn’t have been called in the first place because it does not exist in the rule book? yeah ok, let’s see how far that gets ya

  3. Realme
    12:42 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t blame Isaac, I blame the ref who should have used some common sense in his disgression, instead of arrogantly deciding Isaac was trying to show him up somehow. Several ball spikes have gone unpunished this season.

  4. looking4number8
    1:09 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    So you are going to prep your students to heckle a guy who barely plays? That will show him…

    If I was a player on the road and they were directly heckling me for something, that would just give me more fuel to play harder.

  5. 2Dogs
    1:53 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    Anybody who watches that play and says it wasn’t a T is kidding themselves. If A & M did that in Rupp and it wasn’t called we would currently have a new arena because Rupp would have been burned to the ground that day.

    • catsarerunnin
      2:29 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

      Of course because obviously we burn down sh*t after every call we don’t agree with….

    • 2Dogs
      3:45 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

      Note to self. Don’t type anything which can be taken literally. Let’s try again. UK fans would still be complaining to this day in a vociferous fashion. Look it up. I did.

    • 2dogs, as was discussed ad nauseum last year, nowhere in the rules does it say spiking the ball is an automatic T. Refs obviously give T’s for unsportsmanlike conduct. However, spiking is not by rule automatically considered to be unsportsmanlike conduct and nor an automatic T as Pat Adams indicated to the other refs after the play.

    • catsarerunnin
      8:30 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

      Oh wow vociferous. Well since you used big long smart words then you must be right.

    • Class A Unsporting Technical Infractions

      Art. 1. A player or substitute committing an unsportsmanlike act including, but not limited to, the following:

      Disrespectfully addressing an official or gesturing in such a manner as to indicate resentment.
      Using profanity or vulgarity; taunting, baiting or ridiculing another player or bench personnel; or pointing a finger at or making obscene gestures toward another player or bench personnel.
      Inciting undesirable crowd reaction.
      Contacting an opponent, while the ball is dead, in an unnecessary, unacceptable and excessive manner.
      Flagrantly (severe or extreme) contacting an opponent while the ball is dead.
      A flagrant noncontact infraction that involves extreme, sometimes persistent, vulgar, abusive conduct when the ball is dead or live.
      Participating after having been disqualified (noncontact flagrant 2 technical).
      Leaving the playing court and going into the stands when a fight may break out or has broken out (flagrant noncontact infraction).
      Fighting as in Rule 10-5.
      Disrespectfully contacting an official

  6. RealCatsFan
    2:22 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    It would be nice if Isaac would use this as some fuel to put some piss and vinegar in his system and play with a little more of an edge. I was hoping last year that the A&M game would be his “Jorts 2.0” coming out party, but instead he slid back into playing soft and passive most of the time he is in there. Here’s hoping that the heckling will ignite his inner fire and make him go off on A&M.

  7. Catlogic15
    4:02 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    The neatest (?) thing about that clip was how Tyler instantaneously turned to the ref to try and mitigate.
    Sure do miss him.

  8. AllBall
    4:50 pm March 3, 2017 Permalink

    Certainly boneheaded but more a fault of coordination than anything. Hopefully, Hump can stop this regression and start playing with some confidence and vigor. We certainly need him to step up to provide some depth in the frontcourt.
    Wouldn’t it be awesome if Cal had been sandbagging this whole season and BBN finds out that Hump and SKJ were just waiting for the tournaments to ball out. Hey, a guy can dream.