- Ref calls tech on Illinois’ RJ Melendez for hanging on the rim after dunk.
- Fans blast refs for making incorrect call on the play.
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We officially have the worst call of the NCAA tournament.
During a tight second-round game between Illinois and Houston on Sunday, a ref called a technical foul on RJ Melendez for hanging on the rim during a dunk even though it was clear Melendez swung forward to not fall and hurt himself.
Reggie Miller not having any of this lame ass technical call for hanging on the rim. pic.twitter.com/1zFwoVJGeI
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 20, 2022
Here’s what rules analyst Gene Steratore had to say about the call.
Completely agree with @ReggieMillerTNT that this should not have been a technical foul on RJ Melendez.
— Gene Steratore (@GeneSteratore) March 20, 2022
It was clear that Melendez swung forward during the dunk to not fall and hurt himself.
Fans went on to blast the refs in the game over the call.
Four point game. Season on the line.
And they call this a tech??
ALL TIME BAD CALL.
Embarrassing. Just embarrassing pic.twitter.com/J9bhSI38Xs
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) March 20, 2022
Ref calls a T on Melendez for hanging on the rim after a dunk. It happened right in front of me. He pretty clearly swung forward as not to hurt himself.
That call belongs in the trash.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) March 20, 2022
That's the worst tech of the year. If he doesn't hang, he falls.
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) March 20, 2022
This ref calling the tech on the Illinois kid for hanging on the rim should be arrested immediately and held without bail because he obviously has no idea what his job is and he constitutes a clear public menace.
— Bob Ryan (@GlobeBobRyan) March 20, 2022