This brought back a memory for me and so, channeling my inner Mr. Peabody and taking you all with me as a group of Shermans into my Wayback Machine, I want to set the dial to 1977 and the Minnesota Boys State Basketball tournament when it was carried on independent WTCN (now NBC-affiliated KARE) and their sportscaster Joe Boyle did the play-by-play.My thoughts exactly.
A rebound for the Wildcats. The Wildcats dribble down the court. Stolen by the Tigers. Tigers go the other way. Shot by the Tigers. It won't go in. Rebound by the Wildcats. Wildcats bring the ball down. Wildcats shoot, and it doesn't fall.
(Never mentioned the school or town. Any badly missed shot "doesn't fall in", "Bounces out", or "Won't go in". There was never any insinuation that the ball didn't go into the hoop because of how it was shot. Play by play was always conducted in a way where it sounded like sheer chance whether the ball would ever end up in the hoop or not).