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Memo to coaches: play the percentages

You're up three with six seconds left … why not foul?  Story

Updated: March 19, 2007, 1:06 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

They were all philosophical afterwards.

Xavier swingman Justin Cage didn't want to dwell on Ron Lewis' game-tying 3-pointer, because he missed the free throw that would have put the game out of reach. Xavier coach Sean Miller didn't want to dissect Lewis' shot, or Greg Oden's obviously flagrant foul, or anything else. No one dared ask the most obvious, most important question: Why didn't you foul?!

When a basketball coach takes over the head job somewhere -- NBA, college, high school, ...

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