With less than 10 seconds remaining in the Louisville-Wichita State Final Four game, and the Cardinals leading 71-68, Shockers guard Ron Baker grabbed the rebound off a Luke Hancock missed free throw. Hancock reached his hand in and a jump ball was called. Louisville went on to win 72-68 to secure a spot in Monday's title game.
The reaction to the controversial call on Twitter was immediate and strong.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) April 7, 2013
for those watching the pundits (my guys: Chuck, Kenny, Greg) the definition of a jump ball is that there must be a two 'tugging' the ball. — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) April 7, 2013
Nothing worse than terrific Final Four game decided by sketchy jump ball call. Here's idea NCAA: Actually JUMP the ball in those situations.
— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) April 7, 2013
Refs totally took away a chance for Wichita st to tie the gamewith that quick call. Sorry bunch of clowns. Let em play — Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) April 7, 2013
U can't make that call. Smh
— Eric Maynor (@EMaynor3) April 7, 2013
Not sure u make that call in that situation. Louisville deserved to win but.... — Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 7, 2013
they gave the game to louisville with that jump ball call. hate to see a game like that decided on a bad call
— Flea (@flea333) April 7, 2013
Ref can't make that call in a close game to decide outcome — VontaLeach44 (@vleach44) April 7, 2013
Wowwwwww bad call. Let it play out
— James White (@Flight8) April 7, 2013
— Brian J. Gawronski (@gawtcb) April 7, 2013
— Dave Fresher (@dfresh500) April 7, 2013
@yahoosports I think we all realized who the refs wanted to win.Quickest tie up ever.Should of been a foul.
— robin quattlebaum (@robshq) April 7, 2013
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