Penn State coach Pat Chambers blasts officials after loss

Sunday February 15th, 2015

Penn State men's basketball coach Pat Chambers blasted Big Ten officials following his team's 76-73 loss to No. 19 Maryland calling an offensive foul call with 1:50 left the "worst call that I've ever seen in my entire life."  

With Maryland leading 70-68, as Penn State's Geno Thorpe drove to the basket, his teammate Jordan Dickerson cleared out of the lane and attempted to seal the Terrapins' Evan Smotrycz. Official Kelly Pfeifer whistled Dickerson for an offensive foul, which fouled Dickerson out of the game. 

Replays showed Smotrycz hooking his arm around Dickerson. You can watch the play in question here (h/t Fight On State).  

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"First of all, time and score. He's too young, he doesn't have a feel for the game, he shouldn't call that foul," Chambers said of Pfiefer.

Chambers also insinuated Maryland star freshman Melo Trimble received preferential foul-call treatment, citing his 12 free-throw attempts, all of which Trimble made.

“If I didn't complain, (D.J.) Newbill would have never got to the foul line," Chambers said. "Because Trimble gets there 12 times, and he's a freshman, and he's on the road. It's a joke."

The full post-game quote is below (h/t @Rivals and @natebauerbwi). Watch Chambers post-game conference here.

No potential penalty or fine for Chambers has been announced by the Big Ten. 

- Will Green 


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