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To me this is a simple decision you do not foul and trust the defense to do its job! Deny any open looks at the perimeter, force them to pass or dribble to kill clock.  As mentioned earlier by  a coach in this stream choosing to foul in this situation creates an environment where too many variables could alter the score significantly. If they do score a lay-up that is fine, after they score, get the ball in which will force them to foul you and if the team is in bonus or double bonus you secure the victory at the free throw line.