Refs In UConn-Villanova Game Get Destroyed For Night Filled With Questionable Calls

UConn-Villanova Refs Destroyed For Game Filled With Questionable Calls

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  • College basketball fans were not happy with the refs overseeing Tuesday night’s game between UConn and Villanova
  • Supporters of both teams called out the officials for questionable calls—including a crucial one in the closing seconds
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UConn had a great opportunity to move up in the rankings when their men’s basketball team hosted an eighth-ranked Villanova squad at the XL Center on Tuesday night, and it looks like they’ll be doing exactly that after knocking off the Wildcats in a 71-69 victory.

However, the biggest story of the night wasn’t the final score but the referees who many fans feel played an unnecessarily significant role in the outcome.

The Huskies played the majority of the contest without head coach Dan Hurley on the sidelines, as he was hit with a fairly deserved technical foul for slapping the scorers table in frustration with around five minutes to go in the first half but was bizarrely ejected after getting hit with a second for pumping up the home crowd shortly after.

However, that paled in comparison to a crucial call in the closing seconds that essentially decided the game.

Villanova was trailing by one with around six seconds remaining in regulation before Collin Gillespie drove to the hoop and appeared to draw a foul that would’ve sent him to the free-throw line with a chance to take the lead. Unfortunately, an official determined R.J. Cole had actually drawn a charge despite replays that appeared to show that was decidedly not the case.

As you’d expect, spectators and viewers were less than thrilled with the refs for inserting themselves into an otherwise fantastic contest.

That basically sums it up.