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The referees hate Villanova

Posted on: February 11, 2008 10:28 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2008 10:36 pm
AUSTIN, Texas -- I'm here at the Kansas-Texas game so I just saw a replay of the Villanova-Georgetown finish.

Holy moly!

They've been playing basketball for many decades.

So I suppose there have been worse calls in the sport.

But I can tell you I have never seen a worse call that decided a game, and nobody here in the media room could remember one either. I mean, how do you call that type of foul in a tie game 70-feet from the basket with less than a second remaining? It wasn't only bad, it was inexcusable to the point where the official who made the call should have to issue a public apology to Villanova and college basketball fans in general just like Illinois athletic director Ron Guenther had to apologize to Indiana last week.

And if you're keeping count, that's twice this season that Villanova has lost a game in the final second because of a questionable call (the other was against North Carolina State) and twice this season that Georgetown has won a game in the final second because of a questionable call or no-call (the other was against West Virginia).

In other words, referees clearly hate Jay Wright and love John Thompson III.

There is no other explanation.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2008 12:01 am

The referees hate Villanova


You're a gigantic moron.

Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: February 11, 2008 11:11 pm

The referees hate Villanova

As a gtown season ticket holder, I thought it was awful. But it goes the other way sometimes. Awful call. But Nova will get over it. Hell, we got over you guys shooting 99% in that championship game in 85.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2008 10:59 pm

The referees hate Villanova

Gary he got bumped out of bounds. The ref has to call something there. It's either a foul or out of bounds on the hoyas. Calling it out of bounds would've been a worse call. He got bumped out, You have to call something. No it wasn't much of a bump and if Jonathan wallace hadn't gotten knocked out of bounds then I don't think the ref should have called it, but seeing as he had to make one of the two calls the foul was the right way to go.

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