Duquesne had a chance to beat a power conference team for the first time in over two years.
The Dukes were tied with Penn State with five seconds to go when Mike Hughes was called for a debatable blocking foul on a Nittany Lions drive.
That shouldn’t have been the end of the game. Under normal circumstances, Penn State would go to the line and take, at most, a two-point lead, giving Duquesne a chance to tie or win on the ensuing possession. Only Duquesne head coach Keith Dambrot couldn’t hold himself back. After the whistle, he had a full-on meltdown on the sideline, lending new meaning to “having a normal one.”
Watch it all unfold here:
Keith Dambrot, having a normal one pic.twitter.com/cbInOthAYF— Roar Lions Roar (@RLRblog) December 20, 2018
It went from a tie game to a six-point game simply because Dambrot couldn’t help himself. Just as an extra treat, here are some photos that fully capture the majesty of this temper tantrum.
Coach Keith Dambrot reacts to being ejected in a tied game with under 10 seconds to play pic.twitter.com/Ddsts0EdUz— David Hague Photo (@DHPhoto11) December 20, 2018
Oh, and if you were wondering...
penn state basketball was a 5.5-point favorite against duquesne. game tied with five seconds left. duquesne commits a foul, their coach gets called for two techs, penn state makes all six free throws, covers. penn state was 11-for-20 on FTs for the night before this.— Bill DiFilippo (@billdifilippo) December 20, 2018