Refs Take Two

By Jeff Lippman - April 03, 2007

...From Rutgers.

With about three seconds remaining on the shot clock, Rutgers put up a ball that danced on the rim, came out and the Knights got the rebound and were ready for an easy put back when the shot-clock expired and the refs waved the play dead.

Essence Carson immediately grabbed the ref's arm to let her know of her mistake. It was obvious.

The ref pulled away from Carson, conferred with C. Vivian Stringer and Pat Summitt and eventually gave the ball back to Rutgers. But not before costing them two easy points.

And this was an easy call. What exactly were the referees looking at when they thought the ball never hit the rim?

Throughout this NCAA women's tournament I must say I have seen some of the worst and most embarassing officiating I have ever witnessed.

And I am not alone in that opinion.

Needless to say, since that possession, Tennessee has gained momentum and undergone an 8-0 run to expand their lead to 43-28 after two straight Shannon Bobbitt three pointers.

Posted by Jeff Lippman at 10:04 PM on April 03, 2007

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