And that is a “double whammy” for pressing, up-tempo teams like the Hogs. Nolan and Mike teams have been known for their 10-0 or 14-0 scoring runs. Those are nearly impossible when the refs are stopping play to shoot free throws every 60 seconds.
I’ve recorded some of the our SEC games and looked at some calls against us in slo mo. In some instances fouls on shot attempts that resulted in two FTAs literally involved zero contact. The refs blow the whistle if a shooter does anything awkward, whether it was self-induced or not. We get the benefit of the doubt on calls as well, but I didn’t blame Barford for getting cranky at Vandy. He absorbs a lot of contact on drives with no calls because he powers through the contact, whereas he’s had calls go against him when some noodle-limbed opponent flails around at the slightest hint of a bump.
I hear you, I have been screaming this for years just based on I watch tons of Games in all conferences and it sticks out and is a rarity to have a truly old Big East or ACC physical game in the SEC do to the whistles and touch fouls! Have often wondered how SEC Officials dont see it!!!