Purdue's Steve Reid was at the line about to shoot the two free throws when Knight grabbed a chair from his bench and threw it onto the floor. It skidded past Reid toward the corner, veering into the photographers sitting on the baseline.
"After he threw the chair," Stuckey says, "I was ready to hand him another one because I was so (ticked) off."
Knight walked out to the thunderous sound of "Bob-by, Bob-by." Reid was given six technical free throws, but the thunder undid the Big Ten's leading foul shooter (95 percent); he missed three of six.