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More NCAA officiating controversy

Posted on: March 23, 2008 11:40 pm
 

If you didn't get enough of the officiating agenda that seems to be emerging in the NCAA Tournament http://www.sportsline.com/collegeba
sketball/story/10730844
, then take a look at these pictures from Saturday's UCLA-Texas game. They clearly show Aggies guard Donald Sloan being fouled as he goes up for the tying shot with seconds to spare.


http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/
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http://media.scout.com/media/image/
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In both pictures you can see UCLA's Josh Shipp reaching across Sloan's body and grabbing the guard's right wrist. Another Bruins player, who appears to be Darren Collison, is hitting Sloan's right elbow.

I'm shocked more wasn't made of this. A&M coach Mark Turgeon has proved himself to be a world-class whiner this season. This time he had a legit claim and just seemed to accept this railroad job. And where was the media to ask the question of Sloan whether he was fouled? I've seen accounts where it was described that Sloan's shot was "swatted away" or that Shipp "blocked" the shot.

What was everyone watching? Unless the photographs you're opening have been photoshopped (and they haven't) this is the biggest travesty of the tournament. The officials couldn't even get the final score right. They late changed the final from 53-49 to 51-49.

Yo, Bill Byrne (Texas A&M AD), I've got Hank Nichols' (NCAA supervisor of officials) cellie if you want it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Texas A&M, UCLA
 
Comments

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: March 24, 2008 2:13 pm
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

The NCAA wants the big name schools to win.  Those are the schools with the biggest following.  They will bring in the most money.  Look at the Tennessee Butler game.  The refs killed Butler.  Matt Howard would play perfectly on defense, and get called for the foul.  Several times I yelled, "So is he not supposed to play defense?!"  I mean, Tennessee's guys were all 4 inches taller than Butler's, and they still got the benifit of the calls.  The officiating, along with the commitee's selections (but that's for another thread), were atrocious.



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: March 24, 2008 1:21 pm
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

Wait until you guys get screwed like A&M, Stanford and Cal have been over the last few weeks and there will be just as big of an outrage.

 

Or, if my team doesn't score a single point for almost 10 minutes and puts itself in a position to win only if they can rely on a ref to make a close call in their favor, then I'll realize that my team didn't deserve to win, congratulate the other team, move on and root for another team (most likely the Hilltoppers in your case)--instead of having an aneurysm from so much "outrage".



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: March 24, 2008 1:03 pm
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

CincinnatiBruin-

The first link with the foul call on Collison was indeed a bad (horrible, wrong, etc.) call.  The second link is a bad call as Joseph Jones should have been shooting free throws rather than Texas A&M getting the ball inbounds.  So you are correct, both bad calls- one benefitting UCLA and the other TAMU.  The officiating was lousy, I think all will agree on that.  Good luck in the tourney, I bet UCLA to win it all a month ago at the local sports book.




Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: March 24, 2008 12:17 pm
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

I'm sure you would, considering you guys seem to always be on the good end of these terrible calls. Wait until you guys get screwed like A&M, Stanford and Cal have been over the last few weeks and there will be just as big of an outrage.



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: March 24, 2008 12:11 pm
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

You're really going to compare one questionable call from the first half with one that would have sent Sloan to the line with a chance to tie the game?
A bad call is a bad call, no matter when it's made.  My point is that you can either keep focusing on just one call at the end of each game or you can scrutinize every play and tally up how many bad calls were made against both teams.  I'd rather not do either and just enjoy the games.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: March 24, 2008 11:57 am
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

CB,

You're really going to compare one questionable call from the first half with one that would have sent Sloan to the line with a chance to tie the game?

And I can't even believe you posted the second call. That one might have been a bigger blown call than the final foul call. Somehow that idiot ref calls that an offensive foul instead of a loose ball foul, which would have resulted in 2 free throws for jones.

Those refs were either completely biased towards ucla(just like the stanford and cal refs), completely incompetent, or both. Either way, they should never work an NCAA game again. What a freakin joke.  This makes loss number 3 that you guys should have had without the refs help.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: March 24, 2008 11:47 am
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

The dunk WASN'T allowed.  Might want to read some other news headlines.



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: March 24, 2008 9:43 am
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

Hey Dennis (and mmmvegas), since you're obviously a gambling man, I'll take your one supposed bad call against TAM and raise you two bad calls against UCLA: 

What about ?!  

Or how about ?!

Oh wait, you'll have to keep ignoring those bad calls because you bet your undeserved CBS paycheck against UCLA, not for them...




Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: March 24, 2008 8:44 am
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

Thanks Dennis for speaking out on this.  Not only did the officials miss the last foul and allow the dunk with time expired, there were 2 missed possession calls that were given to UCLA.  The officials were determined to give UCLA the game.  The NCAA can't do anything about this, but the officials should never work again.  The Aggies covered the spread so the calls made no difference for those who think that gambling had anything to do with the outcome. 

These officials shouldn't work a game above high school.  The old guy was consistently out of position and let the crowd influence his calls.




Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: March 24, 2008 7:41 am
 

More NCAA officiating controversy

Hey Dennis, lose some coin on this one?


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