SMU's Yanick Moreira after goaltending call: 'It's all my fault'
With 13 seconds remaining in the game and SMU up 59-57, Moreira was called for goaltending on a Bryce Alford three-point attempt, giving UCLA a 60-57 lead. The Mustangs were unable to convert multiple attempts on the following possession, and UCLA advanced.
"It's all my fault," Moreira said after the game.
Moreira also tweeted an apology to SMU fans.
I would like to apologize for all the SMU fans as senior I shouldn't make those type of mistake.. I'm really sorry— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015
These guys don't deserve it 😔. It really hurts . All those mile run in the summer all those 2 a day to end my college career like this 😔😔😔😔— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015
After the game, pundits and athletes debated whether officials had made the right call, as it was unclear whether Moreira impeded the ball's path to the basket.
Moreira, a senior, finished the game with six points, eight rebounds and two blocks.
- Stanley Kay