Officials have always been a part of NCAA tournament banter because of bad or controversial calls, but during Thursday's first round game between Louisville and Morehead State, the officials deserved credit for keeping their whistles in their pockets.
With a second left and a chance to win the game, Louisville's Mike Marra pulled up from 3-point range and tried to shoot over the outstretched arms of Morehead State forward Kenneth Faried. Faried didn't move. His arms were straight up in the air. Marra's shot hit Faried's hands. Marra fell to the court as Faried backpedaled. There was a second of hesitation and anticipation as Marra, Faried and everyone else looked at the officials for a call.