We get the ball 38 seconds to go down 3 points, I was thinking 3 point shot then. We got an easy 2 at 18 seconds, which I think we let too much time pass when we were behind. Here is where I had a little problem. We fouled a good FT shooter (Glisson) in the back court. I thought we should have kept the press either until a poor FT shooter gets the ball or force them to get the ball past half court and foul then. He hits both.
So, 12 seconds left, we get another easy two, we foul again (Alvarez who is struggling from the line this year). He misses one and get our last chance, this time down by 2. We had the ball in Rodgers hands, the senior who is having a good scoring game. This is promising. We end up with a wild forced shot. I think he could have had better look from pulling and taking a jumper. What he got went nowhere near the basket.
Back to the original question: I think if you have the ball under 40 seconds, down by 3, you look for the 3 and take a 2 if it's wide open. Anytime Under 20 seconds down my 3, I think you take the 3 if you can find a way to pull the trigger and have any sort of chance to make it. I don't like conceding the lead that late in the game if you have a chance to tie or pull ahead do so. I think the coach may have said take the 2 if is open, the last shot selected where a 2 could tie it was on the player.
I side with bb_fan on this one.