Friday April 1st, 2016

The NCAA called Gonzaga head coach Mark Few to inform him that the officials in its Sweet 16 game against Syracuse botched a call on a 10-second violation in the final minutes of the game, according to the Associated Press.

The officials made the call with 1:17 remaining and the Bulldogs up 60–59. The 10-second violation came on Josh Perkins’s missed pass to Kyle Dranginis that was deflected by Syracuse’s Trevor Cooney into the back court. Dranginis​ regained possession but the referees called the violation despite the fact that the clock should have reset when contact was made on the front court.

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“If you score there, you’re up by (three or) four, and if they subsequently go down and miss, they’d have fouled,” Few said.

Watch the play in question below:

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhPOOOjQbs4]

Syracuse went on a 15–3 run to win the game. The Orange are now in the Final Four and set to play North Carolina on Saturday.

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