Complaining on twitter that the last foul should have been a no-call and play overtime. ESPN.com has it up in the scores part of the basketball section.
They were all swatting at the ball-really not very smart under the circumstances, and the refs let IU go the first two or three times before the fourth swipe was called. I think the guy who missed the easy tap in was the one who fouled, and he did get some arm.
I seldom watch the college basketball pre-game or half-time shows, but I did today. Seth Greenberg was a little too pro-Indiana for me. After Gafford just dominated Indiana, he didn’t say anything about Daniel, while the other younger guy raved about Gafford as he was dismantling Indiana. It looked like it just pissed him off we were playing well.
What is this guy’s background? Was he a coach? He is very knowledgable, but not an Arkansas fan, for sure.
The foul could have been called on three different IU players. It was a type of ticky tac foul, but Jones clearly had the ball. It was not a bad call, it could have been a no-call, especially as it was in the last minute. But, it was a foul.
If that call were made in the first half, no one would have cared, as contact was made.
The only “however” I have, is it would have been nice had Jones made the prior free-throw…a one and one that would have iced it anyway.
Great game by these young Hogs, playing a veteran team…and Romeo is a stud…it’s good to play those types before the SEC run.
How he didn’t surface in the Adidas trial is beyond me. Him, Bilas, and Williams all constantly sing the praises of why these kids should get paid, and Williams has actually admitted to being paid to talk to his kids (on his AAU squad).
When it comes to officiating, that game was called consistently the whole game. If they made a bad call on one team, they made the same bad call on the other. If they let fouls/traveling go on one team, they let the same go mostly for the other. The fact that neither team got into the 20’s on FT’s shows how much the refs were allowing them to play it out.
The foul got called because he partially hooked our mans arm. If you remember earlier in the game, Gafford shot two flagrant free throws for something similar(not a fan of that new rule either).
The thing that irritates me is that ESPN gives this guy a national platform while he is at the very least close to the situation that involved the federal trial. His relationship with AAU and Adidas should be exposed more so than it has been in my opinion. Greenberg is not the unbiased observer that the network wants its viewers to think.
The fact that Jones hustled in between 3 IU defenders & got complete control of the ball just shocked them & they were all 3 reaching & swatting, & 1 of Jones arms/hands were pulled from the ball.
Whistle blew then. Could have been hit in the face as well
(Greenberg surrounded himself with shady characters as a HC)
COLLEGE Basketball (2014)
Out Of Power: How D.C.'s most prominent AAU leader landed in jail https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2 … rug-arrest
“Malone grew the program to 17 teams with dozens of coaches. Former Assault coach Eric Skeeters, now an assistant at George Mason, says that Malone made a phone call to Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg that changed his career. Says Skeeters, “[Malone] said he told Seth Greenberg, ‘You can get whatever you want, whatever you need from our program.’” Two days later Skeeters flew to Blacksburg to interview with Greenberg. He was offered the job on the spot, and he accepted. “Eric did a great job in the interview and Curtis’s call had an impact,” says Greenberg. “Recruiting is about relationships.” Malone followed through, as Assault forward Deron Washington, one of three Virginia Tech players drafted since 1999, soon committed to the Hokies. “Curt was a businessman,” Skeeters says. “He understood the business of basketball.””