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Shot clock debate returns after Minnesota playoff game ends 17-4

Marshall attempted just 9 shots the entire game.
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Stalling on offense has been a popular strategy in basketball for ages, but every time it happens in Minnesota, the debate about using a shot clock rises from the ashes. 

The debate is currently raging again in Minnesota after girls' playoff game finished with a final score of 17-4 on Tuesday night. 

Waseca defeated Marshall in the first round of the Section 2AAA playoffs, and the game had a score of 9-0 before Marshall scored its first points with 12 seconds left in the first half, according to the Waseca County News

The Marshall Independent counted a final tally of 9 shots attempted all game by the Tigers. 

When Marshall had the ball, players literally stood around doing nothing, which was the result of Waseca not applying any defensive pressure. At times, Marshall held the ball for up to 8 consecutive minutes, KARE says. 

A fan posted this video to social media where it already has close to 30,000 views. 

The Marshall Athletics Director Twitter account posted a photo of Marshall's guard holding the ball with the caption "second half underway in Waseca." 

"I know there's a lot of people upset about the way the game was played, but it is what it is," Marshall coach Dan Westby told Marshall Radio after the game. "We made a decision, and the flip side of it is that Waseca had a chance to come out and get us and they chose not to do that either." 

Waseca, now 24-4 on the season, is among the best teams in the state this year. Marshall, historically a Class AAA powerhouse, finished the season 18-9. 

Wisconsin is adding a shot clock to all varsity games beginning in 2019-20. Other states that use shot clocks are California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington. 

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