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Not fouling. Especially in girls/women’s basketball. Pressure the ball, no foul, and don’t care if we give up a layup. Fouling introduces too many variables for me, specifically giving up an ‘And 1’ or not successfully securing a missed 2nd free throw.

Also a factor: How many timeouts are left and what is the clock rule on a made basket? In Oregon high school basketball the clock does not stop on a made basket, so even if we let you go get a layup, if you don’t have any timeouts, the clock runs and we don’t inbound it. At the college level where the clock stops, even if we give it up, we’ll call TO, advance the ball and get it in.