Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:46 pm  |  5 responses

Video: Missed Call Helps Syracuse Escape UNC-Asheville

That hurts.

What’s March Madness without a little, um, madness.

Our first dose of that this year was handed to us via No. 16 UNC-Asheville’s near-upset of No.1 Syracuse. The whole game was a highlight, but the last minute needs watching, as the zebras suspect calls down the stretch helped Cuse escape. Peep above.


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  • Marvin

    would have been a foul anyway. Cuse got fouled and sent to the line the very next play. Not as big of a missed call as people are making it.

  • TSmoove

    i think the foul is debatable because Triche gets hit after the ball goes through his hands and out of bounds. But the refs clearly needed Cuse to win for everyones brackets. And so the Madness begins…

  • AndifromAustria

    This is either unca’s ball or a foul. The referees blew some calls in other games as well as in the conference tournaments! Let’s hope that the upcoming games are decided by the players.

  • logues

    “Not as big of a missed call as people are making it.” what? ok, ya maybe it should have been a foul (i dont think it was). but, the ref didnt call the foul, so its a huge missed call. cuz if theres no foul, then u could tell from a mile away it was off syracuse. dude from unca wasnt even close to touching the ball.

  • John m.

    If you want to talk about missed calls, go back to the first half: there was a missed over and back by UNCA that led directly to a 4 point play and on the last play of the half, Triche was fouled before the shot clock expired, so he should have had two free throws. That is a 4-6 point swing against Syracuse.
    Also, what guarantee is there that if UNCA had gotten the late turnover, that it would have scored? None.