They used all their skill and experience to force Sheffield into team foul
trouble and put Sefton to the line each time.
All match play fouls and other offenses meriting a yellow card would just count toward the accumulated collective team foul
With only a few hours to reflect on what went wrong late Thursday in the Los Angeles Lakers' 98-91 overtime win, Van Gundy, who elected not to have his team foul
with a three-point lead in the final seconds of regulation, was asked if a night's rest had brought him any clarity.
And the Trojans picked up their seventh team foul
of the second half with 11:54 left.
As it was only the fourth team foul
of the final quarter, there were no free throws for Thames Valley Tigers, who needed the extra points and a victory to secure their place in the competition's quarter-finals next month.
As the team foul
board went up, Coventry saw a chink of light.
Teams will now reach the bonus and shoot two free throws on the fifth team foul
in each quarter.
Iran's physicality also proved to be the undoing of them again, losing Ahmadi, who picked up his fifth personal foul, and getting into team foul
trouble as GB scored 13 from 15 free throws in the final minutes of the quarter to seal the win, 77-65.
What Browne could not have known was that the referee's assessor that day judged his sin-bin particularly harsh, given as it was for a team foul
, and to a man who had only just joined the fray.
But Boro battled on and John Jones sprinted down the wing and unleashed a shot which flew past the Soham keeper to level before Soham gave away a direct free hit after amassing their 10th team foul
, which Owen Stewart coolly slotted into the roof of the net for the winning goal.
Bayer's miss and foul followed, but it was just Marion's sixth team foul
and only gave Massac the ball.
Marion head coach Mike Manfredo had his team foul
on purpose with the three-point lead and it worked like a charm and also backfired simultaneously when Madisen Pearman missed the bonus chance but Viennas Lindsey Holhubner rebounded the miss and converted with 6.