Clutch: College hooper swallows own blood to hit winning free-throws
There’s clutch, and then there’s swallow-your-own-blood-so-you-can-stay-in-the-game-to-make-the-winning-shot-clutch.
Ricky Tarrant Jr. is the latter
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The Memphis guard summoned some savage grit to become the hero of the Tigers’ win over Temple on Wednesday night. Fouled hard and going to the free-throw line with less than two seconds to play and the score tied at 65, Tarrant faced a choice. He could exit the game so team doctors could stop his injured mouth from bleeding on his jersey and potentially other players. Or he could — well, figure something out Read more…