Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 10:00 am  |  7 responses

Video: No. 3 Syracuse Gets Controversial Win over West Virginia

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

No. 3 Syracuse outlasted West Virginia, 63-61, on Saturday but a controversial no-call in the game’s waning seconds had Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins steaming after the game.

Trailing 63-61, West Virginia’s Deniz Kilicli went up for a layup to tie the game. Syracuse’s Baye Keita swatted the ball away after it had hit the backboard, an apparent goaltending call, but there was no whistle. Afterwards West Virginia had one last shot, but Kevin Jones missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Huggins was irate on the sideline after the missed call, and he voiced his displeasure after the game.

From Syracuse.com:

“I just saw it,’’ Huggins said at his press conference after the game. “I just went in and watched it. There’s not any doubt.’’

As for the rest of the game, junior guard Brandon Triche had his best Big East game of the season for the Orange. Triche had 18 points in 24 minutes to lead his team.

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  • burnt_chicken

    Is there a provision in NCAA ball that lets the end of a game be replayed in the event of an obviously bad call or non-call? Because this might be one of the times to employ such a measure.

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

    ^obviously not, remember rutgers in last years big east tourney?, smh

  • shutup

    This missed call was terrible, how did all three officials miss this?

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Can’t they revieuw this?

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    it’s a judgement call, so no it can’t be reviewed.

  • Lan

    In rugby, there’s a thing called Television Match Official to review Tries. With games down to the wire like these, a review should be in place.

  • Lan

    it means, an extra referee reviewing the tape to make sure the score was in order.