Basketball Player Forgets Score Of The Game, Seals Team’s Loss With Boneheaded Decision

A view of a basketball hoop.


There was an exciting matchup on the final weekend of college basketball action as Cal Poly and UC Riverside faced off in an overtime thriller.

The two teams traded blows for 45 minutes of play before Riverside escaped with a 73-72 victory.

On the final possession, though, a Cal Poly player made a massive mistake that cost his team a chance to win. After UC Riverside hit a pair of free throws, the Mustangs needed a three-pointer to tie the game.

Brantly Stevenson took the ball up the court on that final possession, but he apparently either forgot the score of the game or lost track of how much time was remaining in the contest. Stevenson ran the ball up the court as the last 4.5 seconds ticked off the clock, but instead of pulling up from the outside, he went in for the easy layup.

His shot went through the net just before the final buzzer sounded, sealing Cal Poly’s fate.

The Mustangs would lose by a single point in the regular season finale. Fans were quick to comment on the blunder.

This fan sarcastically commented on the Mustangs’ last place finish in the Big West standings.

The loss pushed Cal Poly’s record to an abysmal 7-24 on the season. It also continued an 18-game losing skid as they won just one conference game.

The Mustangs will be slotted into the 10th seed in the upcoming Big West tournament, where they’ll see a first-round matchup against the seventh seed, Long Beach State.

Hopefully, they can flush this loss quickly.