An I the only one that thinks Colorado was robbed of their upset victory against Arizona tonight??? I have watched the replay at least 10 times and everytime I watch it I can clearly see Sabatino Chen getting the gamewinning three pointer off in time. To me this has to rank up there with the Seattle vs. Green Bay game as one of the worst officiating calls in recent memory. How is it inconclusive when you can see Chen getting the shot off with 0.1 second left? Makes me wonder about the integrity of the game sometimes.
As an Arizona fan I will be the first to say (2nd in this case) Colorado got robbed. I don't know how the refs could have F'd that up so bad after looking at the replay!!! That was a hollow victory for the Cats.
That was absolutely the worst call I have ever seen. No matter how terrible the Green Bay call was, it was still technically a "judgement call". However, this was a flat out disgusting call, completely ignoring the truth, as the ball was clearly out of his hands with .1 remaining. I'm a UCLA fan and feel awful for those involved with Colorado basketball as well as their fans. This would have been of the biggest wins in program history and they were 100% cheated out of it by a disgraceful call. I can't wait to hear the refs' excuse for this one. They can't say it was mistake, because they must have seen the replay 25 times before making a decision. This is just terrible and even though my Bruins had a good win over Cal tonight, I feel sick to my stomach when I think about how undeniably awful that call was.
i watched the whole game. Live i thought he got it off in time. But the replay was damn close. One thing i think people got up in arms about is that during the replays they were showing on tv while the refs were checking it out, they showed the incorrect clock in the bottom right corner from the side replay which made it look like he clearly got it out with .1 remaining. If you look at the clock in the bottom right corner and then freeze it and look directly at the clock above the backboard, they are off by .1 seconds. So when the bottom corner says .2, the official clock on top the backboard says .1 And when the bottom corner says .1 the backboard has lit up and says 0.
The refs acknowledged that the clcok shown on the televesion was not the official clock that the scorers table goes by and it was off. Reality is that it was very close and bang bang. After the game, the espn guys were talking about it and matt doherty says replay seemed to suggest the ball was still touching the shooters finger when it hit 0 and the refs made the right call. Im not sure, either way tough loss for colorado blowing a 19 point second half lead like that. Also the refs blew a big call with 44 seconds to go in colorados favor when dinwiddie slipped and they said he was tripped. That was a 3 point swing since zona was gonna have a layup at the other end and instead dinwiddie went made a ft.
Check that again, I saw the shot clock on zero with the ball out of his hands. That was a good basket all the way, and they shouldve got the call right. You can even look at Siggy's post below, it was def off in time.
Siggys clip seems to suggest that it should have counted and i never said otherwise. I jst said it was darn close and even in his clip as it switches from .1 to 0, as it is just leaving his fingertips. My comment about the clock being off during the live telcast was them showing the ball a good foot out of his hands when there was still .1 on the clock and many watching got irrate due to that replay which was misleading as i pointed out.
Colorado did get a 3 point swing on a terrible missed call in the final minute as i mentioned above so it goes both ways. I just think it darn close and not as blatant a missed call as some suggest.
Eitehr way, colorado is a very good team. Roberson, dinwiddie, booker and the freshman big man scott are all difference makers. They are 10-3 with the 3 losses to kansas, arizona and an undefeated wyoming squad. If they can hit 21 wins this year, they could make the tourny as an at large.
The truth of the matter is that call was awful and it was influenced by the fans. This game was in Arizona and the officials no doubt were influenced by what would have happened if they called that shot good. The replay was close but definitely conclusive that the ball was out of Chen's hands before the buzzer. I watched it numerous times and not once did I say it was off after the time expired. If we at home can see this then they can. I have not read one writer, person who saw the game who thinks the shot was not good. When that happens the refs obviously screwed up. Again, if this game is in Colorado or at a neutral site the Buffs win this game.
If I am the coach I am upset that my players let the game get this close. They were up as much as 17. Poor free throw shooting and turnovers (against full court pressure) created the opportunity for 1 call/play to cost them. If they make their free throws and do not turn the ball over they win this game by 10+.
How did they overturn the original call? They first signalled it as a good shot and then were supposed to find conclusive evidence that would make them see that the shot was late. Throw this in with the Michigan/South Carolina "First Down" and it has been a really bad week for college officiating.
They lost the game (I don't care what the refs said), and they're way overrated. Louisville, Indiana, and Kansas could all beat them, and they're ranked below Arizona.
looks good to me. definitely not "indisputable evidence" to overturn the original call. they originally signaled the shot was good. this "different clock" excuse sounds like a cop out.
u gotta give colorado the benefit of the doubt in this situation. i mean thats a hell of a shot that went in right there. shame on the refs man