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UCLA coach Ben Howland questions last-second call against his team

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Tony Bandle 11 years, 6 months ago

That almost looked like an uncatchable catch in football...but Ben, be mad at your players, not the refs. Mario got mauled by two guys, not just one!!

DanR 11 years, 6 months ago

But apparently he had no questions about any calls in the previous 39 minutes, 59.3 seconds.

OK, then.

waywardJay 11 years, 6 months ago

Sour Grapes. There were ALOT of calls that went his way. Tyrel getting pushed outof bounds should have sealed the game.

Don't blame the officials, Jerk. Your team had one fewer point.

rockchalk_dpu 11 years, 6 months ago

"Normally you wouldn't make that kind of a call at that point in the game." This sums up my lack of respect for Ben Howland as a coach coupled with him chucking the water bottle down his bench after finding out the call stood.

I liked what Fran Franchilla? said during the review that a foul is a foul whether it's the first minute or the last and you can't swallow your whistle just because the clock is running down. Too many refs do that as it is, though I'd have preferred not having it come down to that.

As wayward said, there were a lot of calls that went the UCLA way, and we still managed to find a way to come out on top. Self said it best that the fans carried them through, but hopefully these sort of wins serve as teaching tools and help us down the stretch come conference games and later on in the tournament.

Michael Auchard 11 years, 6 months ago

One thing I think Howland's right on is that you hate to see a game end like that. Personally, I saw the foul, and think the call was correct.

Most people, I think, would prefer to see the game won in overtime, though, rather than on the free throw line.

In any case, KU won't win many more games this year shooting from the FT line like they did tonight. In my mind, it was never a given we would win, even after the foul was called.

A pathetic night at the line nearly cost us a very winnable game and put it into the officials' hands, which is never a good thing.

KGphoto 11 years, 6 months ago

Loooohoooo hoohoohoooo serrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

Howland is killing a legendary program. Speaking of legends, who wants to bet that his mishandling of the program was directly related to John Wooden's death?

Who'd a thought a blue blood could ever reach these depths...

...oh, sorry Roy.

dlaw2828 11 years, 6 months ago

Hey I think we would all be pissed if the Jayhawks lost on a call like that. The really bad call that was missed was the no call when Tyrel was pushed out of bounds that led to their game tying three. Ben needs to slow down the tape and watch that on his computer.

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