Traevon Jackson game-winner: Good or no good?

Traevon Jackson beat the shot clock in the final seconds to lift Wisconsin past No. 14 Minnesota on Saturday. Or did he? This one was about as close as buzzer-beaters come. Remember, if the shot clock buzzer sounds and the ball has yet to leave the shooter’s hand, it’s a violation. On this play, it’s hard to tell if the ball is out of Jackson’s fingertips before the horn goes off. See for yourself in this video and check out a screengrab in this post.

Here’s a screengrab of the shot. Again, a violation occurs on the horn, not the shot clock hitting 0.

Traevon Jackson

That’s so incredibly close, whether you go off video or just look at the still photo. For what it’s worth, Minnesota’s Andre Hollins wasn’t so sure:

What do you think?

After the shot, Minnesota still had a chance to tie the score as Wisconsin fouled Trevor Mbakwe, sending him to the line for two free throws. Mbakwe injured his wrist on the play, however, so Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan selected Rodney Williams to attempt the free throws. Williams hit the first but missed the second, and Sam Dekker corralled the rebound to seal the win.

This isn’t the first time there’s been a controversial buzzer-beater at the Kohl Center. Remember this one from last season?


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (11 Comments)
Gary A. Engberg on 1/26/2013 @ 6:54pm EDT Said:

Quit your crying after the way Valentine and his crew called the game. mike never touched any Gopher on the late call and this was just one of the poor calls. You are backing our ex-Coach B.B.the Hog King and now you’re trying to stick it to Bo.
Also, how can Stanford be ranked #4 when they should have lost to Wisconsin. Your opinions are a little too one sided1 Go Badgers despite the biased reports you constantly give….

Gary A. Engberg on 1/26/2013 @ 6:56pm EDT Said:

Hollins pushed off on every shot of his or kicked his leg into the defender! Too bad Gopher!

Doug on 1/26/2013 @ 7:38pm EDT Said:

Hollins is mad his team stinks again

Mike on 1/26/2013 @ 8:27pm EDT Said:

Your post is wrong. Per the rulebook: “When the shot clock indicates zeros but the shot-clock horn has not sounded, the shot-clock time has not expired.” So the key factor is the horn NOT the clock.

nbajammer2 on 1/26/2013 @ 8:28pm EDT Said:

Your post is incorrect. The rulebook says: “When the shot clock indicates zeros but the shot-clock horn has not sounded, the shot-clock time has not expired.” The key factor is the horn NOT the clock. That’s different from the game clock.

    Brent Yarina, on 1/26/2013 @ 9:08pm EDT Said:

    Whatever the case, the buzzer seemed to sound right when the shot clock hit zero.

Andy on 1/26/2013 @ 11:53pm EDT Said:

Wisconsin fans are so funny. Team hacks away all game and then when they get called for a foul Bo, the players, and the fans act like they’re so innocent. It’s sickening really. With that said, the shot was really close, but I think it was good.

1012 on 1/27/2013 @ 12:14am EDT Said:

Mbakwe clearly committed an offensive foul against Bruesewitz on the inbound with 1.5 seconds remaining. He extended his arm to make space as he came across the lane to get the ball. If he plays it clean, he never gets the ball. Either Kitts didn’t see it or he didn’t have the guts to make the call.

Gary A. Engberg on 1/27/2013 @ 11:12am EDT Said:

It’s not “whatever the case.” It’s the Rule!

    Brent Yarina, on 1/27/2013 @ 11:15am EDT Said:

    Absolutely. And I said whatever the case, because it sure seems like the buzzer sounded as the clock hit zero, so it doesn’t matter which one is the rule in this case.

Snooky on 1/29/2013 @ 12:11am EDT Said:

How did the ball advance on the gophers last possession to past half court! Player took 2dribbles and only .4 seconds ran off! Refs really messed that up…