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The Michigan State student section kept fooling its opponent with a shot clock trick


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Unlike football where crowd noise can be a significant deterrent for the opponent, basketball crowds don't usually have a direct impact on the game. Usually. Then there are games like Wednesday between Michigan State and Maryland Eastern Shore. MSU's Izzone student section dug into the bag of student section tricks and started counting down the shot clock early, trying to force a rushed shot. And it worked!

That happens occasionally and is always a good laugh when it does.

Then it happened again:


Oh, poor Maryland Eastern Shore. At first it was funny, but five times is just sad. Someone needs to coach them not to fall for it. To make matters worse, even when they didn't fall for it, things went poorly.