March 19, 2009
Apparently the refs in tonight's Binghamton-Duke game aren't mad at Coach K for complaining about Barack Obama's bracket:
All five starters got a foul before the first TV timeout??! That's unbelievable. It's the basketball infraction equivalent of landing a man on the moon. The Bearcats had six team fouls in the game's first 3:30. Earlier today, Connecticut didn't get six teams foul until there were 30 seconds in the first half of its game with Chattanooga.
I'd say the refs were favoring Duke, but I'd rather not have Mike Krzyzewski berate me.
Update: The final free throw totals: 25 attempts for Duke, 5 for Binghamton.
Now, sometimes free throw totals are loaded stats. Teams foul at the end of games, others penetrate more into the middle, drawing more contact, etc. But, 25 to 5 is pretty steep nonetheless.