I never had this game as a win because I knew the refs would allow it. And the reason we couldn’t score on offensive rebounds is because we were hammered all night without fouls being called. I knew that was going to be bad and it was worse.
Not a bad loss if we don’t let it beat us again next game.
Sidenote-I wonder why Muss didn’t want to call a timeout on the last that JD just heaved up for nothing.
I agree that it was clear, early, that it was going to be an uphill battle. What they did to Toney, today, is an A Felony in the State of Arkansas—and that’s before we talk about the 2 cheapies that took JD out and the head-scratching reviews.
I’m not saying all the calls were wrong. I’m saying a ton of crucial calls went their way. I even thought several of Umude’s fouls were super soft (at least 3) considering how the game was being called.
Tough task. We almost pulled it off.
No one is talking about this but I thought we lost it by giving up 2 easy paint buckets over our best defender in the last minute with a 1-point lead.Get stops either time (or fouls and 1 and 1 misses) and I think we win.