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You actually fell for it, didn't you??
Shame on you!!
Was actually going for Iowa State in today's OSU buzzer beater.
Iowa State had a chance, but couldn't grab a rebound for the last possession. That call is questionable because it appeared Thomas of OSU had a hand in there too.
Also, ISU was called for a charge before when Craft stepped in to take it. Would've been a chance for a 3-point play had the call gone as a foul.
The replay shows Craft's heels off the line. It's a bad call because the rule is the foot has to be clearly out of the inside block. Above or hovering the inside block is a defensive foul. It should've been a chance for a 3-point play.
What's disturbing is it appeared the official had decided to make the call as a charge regardless and go in favor of Ohio State.
Listening to the post game analysis, Barkley just called out the officials on those calls.
Poor officiating gave the game to Ohio State.
This post was edited by u2Hawk 13 months ago
Aaron Craft is quite the playa', isn't he? Has always looked good in games I have seen him in.
Well, refs gave Craft a couple of favorable calls. Especially on the charge that wipe out ISU 2 points at critical time. Oh well, makes the B1G conference teams tough with OSU advancing. IND, MSU, and Mich should also advance plus IL and MN having the chance to do also.
Craft has always, and will always get calls.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
But, I should also add that ISU probably got the wrong side of that game. Both in state teams know that feeling all too well this season.
They showed a close-up of Craft's stellar defense in which Clark Kellogg was commenting on how great it is.
Craft's hands and body were all over the arms and body of Cory Lucious, fouling him. All fouls and not great defense.
Charles Barkley still saying Iowa State got screwed.
Well, at least he's a senior and IA won't have to worry about Craft anymore after this season.
NCAA head of officials said it was "probably" the wrong call and he's not "convinced" that it was a charge. I'm not defending these officials at all, but Craft has been allowed to play hands on defense for his entire career. I don't know why, but he's been labeled as a great defender and since then has gotten away with stuff that almost nobody else can do. That said, the refs today definitely missed a lot of calls, some both ways, but I'd say in the end Iowa State "got" less calls in their favor. That may have been the difference today, but we'll never know. Can't forget that Babb went out with injury, and if he's able to go the whole game, ISU probably has a better shot at winning that.
Craft is actually a junior, so we will be seeing him again next year.
Doh! IA will be better next season anyway, so IA should be okay.
I was actually talking to my dad the other day about next years Big Ten. I mentioned Craft being a senior, but I found myself on their basketball page and saw he's only a junior. I swear, kids been there since the Oden and Conley days.
Sort like Mbakwe, Settles, and Sam Oakey, 6th/7th yr senior, lol.
Two bad calls in the last minute cost ISU that game. I bet they win if Babb was healthy the whole game. I feel bad for their players.
It seems like Ohio State has a player almost every year that look 40 years older than they really are.
Deshaun Thomas, Greg Oden, Jared Sullinger
Well now, B1G has 4 teams going to the sweet 16 plus two more chances with MN and IL. How's this proof for being the toughest or luckiest conference.
Agree, but at the same time, its tough to go down 13 and dig yourself out of that. If they could have stopped OSU's mini run there just a little bit, they win. So while we can say that Iowa State should have one, part of that is also on them. The players play the game, and dictate a majority of how it plays out.
The same could be said about any game. There's always things each team could've done better which would have resulted in a blowout, thus preventing the situation in the first place. That still doesn't change the fact that bad calls in the last minute definitely contributed to the outcome of the game. All of those missed shots around the basket in the first half have to be haunting ISU's players right now.
I totally agree with you. What you said is actually what I was trying to say.
Yeah no kidding. It seemed like they had a bunch that kind of hung on the rim and rolled out.
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