Devil’s Country – ASU Sports Report

March 13, 2008

Pac-10 Officiating Needs to be Reviewed

Filed under: Basketball — Matt Sawyer @ 3:02 pm
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This game between USC and ASU was decided by one bad call. 

Go figure, all the USC fans are thinking its justice for the last meeting in Tempe when ASU was given several more calls than USC was.  This time is a little different.  The refs just decided to pop ASU’s bubble hopes on a phantom  over the back call.  I sure hope the voters get to look at the tape and determine this one wasn’t really a loss. 

I sure hope this off-season that the Pac-10 focuses on the terrible officiating.  Way too many games were decided by whistles and not players. 

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2 Comments »

  1. While it is true that the call at the end of the game was horrendus, I am thinking that going the final nine minutes of the game without a field goal just might have been a more pertinent reason, the Devils lost the game. I started at ASU in 1982, and one of the first things I noticed was how awful the officiating was in the conference. Unless, of course, you are UCLA (and Northern Mexico U, when not playing at UCLA). By far, the worst ref I ever saw was Booker Turner. That all being said. Hit a couple of shots, and ASU is a lock for the final 65.

    Comment by Paul — March 14, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

  2. I’ll agree to that. A few shots would have locked us in for the tourney. Last I checked, ESPN had on as one of the last four tems IN. Let hope that holds true and we get a shot at making a run.

    Comment by Matt Sawyer — March 15, 2008 @ 7:29 pm


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