I rarely talk about anything other than basebal, but I have to divert from the path today.
I took a half day from work today, not for college basketball, but because I get a half day when I work Saturdays. The NCAA tournament was a pleasant bonus.
I didn't fill out a bracket this year, so I have no monetary ties to this tournament.
I watched the (16)UNC Asheville vs. (1)Syracuse and was amazed at what I saw. The 16 seed utplayed Syracuse all game and got hosed. I repeat, HOSED.
A clear goaltend against Syracuse went uncalled. I mean, the ball hit the backboard on a layup, then was swatted away. +2 for UNC.
A lane violation on a Syracuse foul shot. -2 for Syracuse.
Another ball thrown out of bounds by the Orange, yet they were still awarded possession. Unsure how they blew this one. Probably the worst call I have ever seen as far as possession goes. Syracuse then hits two free throws, -2 Syracuse.
That six point swing would have changed the game drastically. The referees should be ashamed at their calls. I am not sure if Asheville could have won, but they were not given a chance in the last 5 minutes.
Damn, I just love the underdog. Bring on Cinderella.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
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