UCLA beats SMU on late goaltending call

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Referees call controversial goaltend in SMU-UCLA game
Thursday March 19th, 2015


UCLA beat SMU on a goaltending call in the final seconds in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. 

With the Bruins trailing 59-57, UCLA sophomore guard Bryce Alford, son of head coach Steve Alford, hoisted a three-point shot. SMU center Yanick Moreira tipped the ball while it appeared to still be above the cylinder of the basket and was called for goaltending, giving UCLA a one-point lead. 

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SMU was unable to answer on the other end of the floor. Nic Moore missed a pair of three-pointers and the Mustangs were eliminated. 

- Dan Gartland

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