West Virginia might have defeated Villanova in its WNIT game on Sunday, but arguably its best play of the night was an assist to the Wildcats.
With the Mountaineers up 73-67 and less than eight seconds remaining on the clock, WVU coach Mike Carey instructed his players to intentionally foul Villanova senior Emily Leer. On the surface, the decision seemed questionable at best.
That is until you add context to the situation — Leer was one point shy of 1,000 for her career.
Leer hit 1 of 2 from the charity stripe to reach the illustrious milestone.
SPORTSMANSHIP: Coach Mike Carey asked his player to intentionally foul Villanova senior Emily Leer so that she had an opportunity to reach her 1,000th point before her career concluded. Leer was fouled and hit the front-end of a free throw to score her 1,000th and final career point.
Posted by WVU Women’s Basketball on Monday, March 30, 2015