Fans Ripped Refs Over Brutal Call at End of Iowa’s Final Four Win Over UConn

Yikes.
The offensive foul call against UConn helped Iowa hold on for the win.
The offensive foul call against UConn helped Iowa hold on for the win. /
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Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes are going back to the national title game after beating Paige Bueckers and the UConn Huskies, 71–69, in a Final Four showdown that lived up to the hype in Cleveland.

It also came with some controversy, as a brutal offensive foul called against UConn's Aaliyah Edwards in the final seconds helped Iowa hold on for the win.

UConn trailed by a point with under five seconds left when Edwards was called for an illegal screen, which gave Iowa the ball back with 3.9 seconds remaining.

UConn's players and fans will be talking about this call for years to come:

Here's another look at it:

Fans blasted the refs:


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