OVERTIME LOSS: Big 12 Statement On ISU/KU Officiating
The Big 12 Conference has issued a statement on the officiating of the Iowa State basketball game on Monday. Following another overtime loss to the Jawhawks many fans blamed the referees for several calls that went against the Cyclones in the final minutes of the game.
One call in question happened when a Jayhawk drove in the lane, running over Cyclone Georges Niang. No call was made for the contact. Instead the referee called a loose ball foul on Niang sending the Jayhawks to the line with only seconds remaining. Kansas went on to tie the game and take down ISU in overtime 108-96.
On Tuesday the Big 12 Conference released a statement saying, “The Big 12 Conference acknowledges that officiating errors were made at the end of regulation during last night’s Kansas at Iowa State men’s basketball game. The plays have been reviewed and appropriate measures will be taken by the Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials to adjust the number of future assignments for the two officials involved in conjunction with Conference policies.”
It appears they will punish the officials, but the score of the game will remain.