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Video: Brown wins after Bryant player mistakenly runs out clock

Bryant v Gonzaga

SPOKANE, WA - NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Tim O’Shea of the Bryant Bulldogs reacts from the sideline during the first half of the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at McCarthey Athletic Center on November 9, 2013 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

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You know those airline advertisements where someone does something embarrassing, and it ends with a voiceover asking, “Wanna get away?”

Bryant freshman guard Ikenna Ndugba just lived that scenario.

After Brown scored a go-ahead layup with under 4 seconds remaining, Ndugba took the inbounds pass but appeared to have mistaken Bryant’s deficit for a lead, as he dribbled out the clock and threw the ball in the air as time expired on Brown’s 91-90 win Monday.

It was a rather wild sequence as Bryant’s Nisre Zouzoua hit a 3-pointer with under 12 seconds left to put the Bulldogs out in front, 90-89, but then Brown responded with a coast-to-coast layup from Tavon Blackmon.

That’s when things went wrong for Bryant as Ndugba seemingly lost track of the situation, an unfortunate mistake for a young player. Making matters worse, Ndugba was guarding Blackmon when he scored the game-winner and he appears to pull back and allow the Brown guard to score, not wanting to foul to give up a three-point play.

There’s certainly no guarantee, of course, that Bryant would have been able to get a good look let alone make a game-winner in those circumstances, but that’s a particularly tough way to lose.