Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 1:43 pm  |  12 responses

Video: Western Kentucky Loses Against Six Players

Um, what?

Crazy stuff here, courtesy of the Sun Belt Conference. Last night, Western Kentucky (5-11) and Louisiana-Lafayette (8-8) needed extra play to determine a winner. With the game tied at 70, Lafayette’s Elfrid Payton converted on a go-ahead layup with 3 seconds remaining in overtime. But both coaches, the broadcasters, and, um, the referees failed to realize Lafayette had six players on the court for the final possession. Western Kentucky’s half-court attempt hit the backboard as time expired, and the game ended. Just like that. Mike Wood, the Sun Belt’s coordinator of officials, said the referees can’t go back to the monitor and overturn a play because six men are on the floor. Either they catch it live and call a violation or it’s history. And to cap it all off, Western Kentucky fired head coach Ken McDonald just hours after the game. Confusion, madness and inexplicable officiating in this one. Wow.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com PapaDuck

    lol, and the point guard still ball hogged

  • T-Ray

    What’s funny is that I was on an AAU team and we won with only six players. The team we were facing at the time was the #3 team in our region. We ended up finishing the game with 3 people including myself(due to foul trouble).

  • Clutch2123

    I know right! If I was a player I would have stopped that early it’s their fault they lost they can’t count!

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    how on earth does the defense or the coach not notice? was this played in humbolt, CA

  • http://www.huwlhopkins.com #6marjon

    crazy man

  • http://www.blogspot.com LLC#12

    Man it must suck to be red #1, no defender within 10 feet of you and you still don’t get passed the ball? That’s just cold! Perhaps its karma, cause if anyone was going to notice there was an extra player on court, it would of been him, the extra player on court…

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    I don’t think its crazy that the players didn’t notice. The ball is being inbounded you’re running to your man, everyone is scrambling. A coach on the sideline should have been looking at the matchups tho to make sure everyone had their man. But as a former player, you just assume its 5 on 5. That play didn’t last long enough for anyone to really notice. Had the ball been passed around 2 or 3 times then it would have been picked up.

  • http://slamonline.com Darkside

    This Is ALL the fault of the Refs and coaches “How in the Hell does anyone coach or ref and don’t catch that HUGE!!! mistake in a game winning play. That needs to go before the NCAA board Just think if that was a game desiding a berth into the NCAA tournament, that should have been a tech Louisiana and the ball given to WKU. RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IS WRONG!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/P.Y.Y.B.L Gametimeweezy

    i think its insane that the coach got fired… i mean he should have noticed it but talk about a scapegoat.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR6ULRp3Uqk Overtime

    cosign Darkside.
    That is amazing and unexplicable. The broadcast doesn’t even notice?
    Mann I dunno about that, and a coach got fired for this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/P.Y.Y.B.L Gametimeweezy

    yea Wilbon on PTI was saying the coach got fired.. the refs are definately supposed to catch that thats just nuts