Middle Tennessee's Perrin Buford went to the free throw line with 22 seconds to go. On the first free throw attempt, he literally pump faked a shot, pulled it back down, then shot a free throw.
Buford makes the first with a little pump fake. Ha ha.
— Will Borthick (@willborthick) February 22, 2015
The made free throw gave Middle Tennessee a 67-64 lead.
Western Kentucky head coach Ray Harper was livid as he felt a free throw violation should have been called on the pump fake.
Harper was correct.
This from the NCAA rule book:
NCAA - Rule 8 - Section 5 - Free Throws
Section 5. Free Throw Requirements Art.
1. After the ball is placed at the disposal of a free-thrower:
a. The free-thrower shall release the try within 10 seconds and in such a way that the ball enters the basket or touches the ring or flange before the free throw ends.
b. The free-thrower shall not purposely fake a try nor shall the free-thrower’s teammates nor opponents purposely fake a violation.