Budden: Houser’s absolutely tied three-pointer is great
In the last 4 seconds of regular time, Houser scored a tying three-pointer, and the game entered overtime.
In an interview after the game, coach Budenholzer was asked whether Middleton should foul early in the last defense in regular time. In response, Buden said: “We will do different things at the end of the game.
The catch-and-shoot opportunity was probably what they were looking for, we defended everything well, we had no problem responding to those screens. But Houser caught the ball near the middle line and hit a deep three.
Kudos to Houser for the 3 and Middleton did exactly what we were asked to do. Luckily we won the game in overtime.”
In this campaign, Houser started the game with 39 points, 6 of 12 shots, 3 of 8 three-pointers, 15 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.