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Again, delusional fans wiht their teams glasses on blaming the Cat loss to the Buckeyes on Refs and "OSU and Craft getting all the calls".....Geeze I remember ASU shooting a whole lot of free throws in this game...especially critical ones in the 2nd half which kept them "in the game"...and in their rants about getting screwed by the refs was no mention of the "extra time out" given them, at the end of the game(which no official can explain or TV anaylis) giving them time for an " Evan Turner type shot" that beat Michigan a couple of years ago! Many of the compalints go on to say..Arizona is not one of the "chosen" teams to be in the dance, and the Buckeyes are....and "thy have it in for us".....man what nonsense......!!!!
Refs don't win games..players do...it goes both way...one of the calls they keep saying is bogus is the Craft :jump ball" play near the end of the contest, which gives the Buckeyes the ball...I have watched it several times.....any body familiar wiht basketball can see the ASU guy jump wiht the ball..Craft reaches over puts his hand on the ball...the guy comes down to the floor and takes it up agani---turnover..period....just an excuse to help them cry in their beer or beverage of choice for this one!
We outplayed them the last 25 minutes of this game..outscored them...out hustled them...DEAL with it!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Bigjimmie 13 months ago
OSU fans would have done the same thing had they lost. A lot of you guys blame the refs from the opening tip for everything until OSU wins. If the Buckeyes win its because they earned it, they were down at half yesterday because AZ was hitting shots and OSU was playing lackluster in most areas (other than DT) had nothing to do with refs.
IF anything AZ got the calls in the last 2-3 minutes, not OSU. All-in-all I thought the refs called a fair game.
Excuses are like assholes
Pretty much this.
The referees in last night, and last Sunday were the only reason those 2 teams were in the game at the end. How many times was one of our guys called for fouls for barely touching the offensive player? How many times did our guy run into people, either driving to the basket or trying to advance the ball, and get knocked back or out of bounds; and not get any call?
Craft with under a minute to go, gets hit driving to the basket, and falls down out of bounds. No call. Then Arizona runs it down the court, same thing happens, yet it was a foul....
I told my wife before half time, there was no way we were going to win that game. Our guys fought hard, against a more superior athletically gifted team. I am damn proud to be a Buckeye this morning; and every other day...!
I thought the refs were pretty awful in general. I don't think it was slanted towards either team, I just thought they called every touch. There were 18 fouls called in the first 14 minutes. I don't know if the players adjusted, or the refs just realized there weren't going to be enough players to finish the game if they kept calling every single touch foul.
In my mind, the worst foul call was on Craft on the jump shot at the top of the key. It was a long jumper, and Ohio State has secured the rebound and was heading up the court when the whistle blew.
Sorry I feel the need to do this with two ASU alums as parents. Arizona State Sundevils are ASU. Arizona Wildcats are UA.
Fair meaning it was BAD on both sides.......very inconsistent foul calling as well. FT's were pretty even 18-20 for AZ and 22-26 for us.
I agree. I thought they had horrible calls both ways. Referees should not have this big of an affect on a game.
Seriously, who doesn't blame refs for losses? It's always a good minor point that always misses the major points of what caused it.
"Leaders & Legends? Really? How about just name the divisions, Ohio State & everyone else." -Colin Cowherd
Good points, BigJimmie. I'm glad you researched that particular call and documented it.
I've got one request though. Please avoid the "Deal with it" comments as they remind me of Bo Ryan and his classic "deal with it" comment. You're certainly above imitating him of all people. (I'm just playing with you. I love your posts.)
I agree with you except for the gifted athlete part. I think we are pretty gifted. Had we played Buckeye basketball the whole game this would not have been close.
What about the free time out Arizona got? What about the foul called on Ross when he never touched the guy that gave Arizona a 3 point play to tie the game?
"Your Mouth Keeps Signing Checks that Your Body Can't Cash"
Free throws kept us from taking the lead back in the first half. Refs have not helped or hurt us this year. Which is surprising.
I totally agree. The ball had been rebounded by Ohio State and then the whistle blew. I rewound it on the dvr 3x right after it happened...that was a really late whistle and Craft didn't appear to touch him. They went to commercial right after that and I wondered if it was a foul under the basket??
Not only the lateness of the call, but the fact that Craft wasn't even within two feet of the shooter. I thought at that moment the fix was in, if you go back and look at the tape you'll see Craft thought so too! Look at the sick look on his face as WHAT!! This was on the first foul called on Craft, and the anouncers were too busy running their mouth to even notice.
The refs sucked, but they sucked both ways.
who gives a shit? every losing team's fans complain, if we lost we would be complaining that the game was called too tight or that Q didn't commit a foul with 20 sec left. why are you creeping around on AZ message boards anyway? enjoy the win and get ready to give the shockers 2 in the pink!
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