March Madness 2019: Virginia tops Auburn after devastating foul call on 3-pointer

first_img“NCAA needs to get some new refs.” – @AuburnMBB’s Bryce Brown after controversial call at the end of their #FinalFour game vs Virginia pic.twitter.com/uHC0hbYcyV— Brandon Velaski (@bvelaski) April 7, 2019Guy, an 81.8 percent free throw shooter, went on to hit three straight from the charity stripe to seal the deal for Cavaliers.KYLE GUY WAS FOULED.He head to the line with a chance to WIN THE GAME. pic.twitter.com/DuF7NEQd32— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 7, 2019Virginia is headed to its first ever national championship appearance one year removed from losing to a 16 seed.It will play the winner of the Texas Tech and Michigan State game in the championship. KYLE GUY WAS FOULED.He head to the line with a chance to WIN THE GAME. pic.twitter.com/DuF7NEQd32— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 7, 2019It was a devastating moment for Auburn because Guy’s shot bounced off the front of the iron and off into space. Had Samir Doughty simply not left his feet, the Tigers may have won the game.It was a controversial play in that the referees essentially influenced the outcome by handing the Cavaliers three free throws, but upon further review, it may have been the right call.CBS rules specialist Gene Steratore provided some clarification on the call, saying Doughty jumped into Guy’s landing space.Despite Steratore’s evaluation, Auburn’s Bryce Brown was not in aggreement with his assessment. The national coordinator of officiating confirmed the call was correct.Statement from JD Collins, national coordinator of officiating, on the foul call at the end of the Virginia-Auburn game: pic.twitter.com/t5P8y1kTgC— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) April 7, 2019″NCAA need some new refs,” Brown was heard saying on his way to the locker room after the game. Auburn lost to Virginia in unfortunate fashion in its Final Four matchup on Saturday.The Tigers led the Cavaliers 62-60 with just 1.5 seconds left in regulation. But they committed a foul on Virginia’s Kyle Guy as he was taking what could have been the game-winning shot.last_img read more