The USSR Vs. US Basketball scandal

By Matthew Hunter and Tyler Proctor

The last seconds

  • At the end of the game, Doug Collins was fouled hard by a soviet player
  • Doug Collins went up to shoot the free throws
  • The sank the first one
  • When he went to shoot the second one the score table buzzer interrupted but he made the shot any way and according to rules that shot counted
  • The soviet assistant coach then ran to the scores table illegally
  • Even thought it was against the rules
  • In the end the soviets scored two points and ended up winning the game
  • Even though a technical should have been called it was not and the Soviets won gold.