In a Game That Was OVER-Officiated, This Late and (Obviously) MISSED Call Cost Gonzaga Dearly [VIDEO][PHOTOS]
In a game that got hard to watch for even the most invested fan due to a seemingly non-stop whistle-blowing fest, it was ultimately a MISSED call that may have sealed the Gonzaga Bulldogs fate in last night’s loss to North Carolina.
While “ticky-tack” fouls are part of the game, a blown call with :50 seconds to go gave the Heels the ball and a one-point lead when CLEARLY posession should have been awarded to the Zags.
Carolina’s Kennedy Meeks got into a scrum for a loose ball under their own bucket with the Bulldogs’ Silas Melson. Meeks’s right hand is obviously out-of-bounds which should have resulted in the ball going to the Zags. Instead, a jump ball was called by the official – who was standing directly above the entire tussle – and the arrow pointed to Carolina.
The eventual champions proceed to hit a shot with just :27 seconds remaining, increasing their lead to three.