I don't know why people talk about the ricochet. They get a clean rebound there's still 1.5-2 seconds left after a TO.
I would be much more scared of a guy attacking the rim with 5 seconds left and not much help defense available. I always thinks it's not very smart when teams take a 3 in a tie game.
As Dylan mentioned, Zak admitted had he'd known he would have driven the ball. End of the day, I fully am okay with Zak's shot if there's 3 second left. I don't mind it with 5 seconds since it was a good look but I don't prefer that. I would rather see an attempted drive or pull up.
Maybe the bigger debate is why he wasn't aware of the time left? Why wasn't Walton aware of the time left in Iowa? Goes back to my biggest disappointment this year in a team with experience failing to close out close games. They've only won 4 games when they've trailed in the 2nd half, and two were to Penn St and Rutgers.