BY Jack Davis, The Western JournalMarch 27, 2023
1 year ago
BY 
 | March 27, 2023
1 year ago

Fans Erupt After Controversial Foul with 1.2 Seconds Remaining Sends Underdog to Final Four: 'It Makes No Rational Sense'

Score one for controversial calls as underdog San Diego State advanced to the Final Four on Sunday by defeating Creighton in the NCAA Tournament East Region final at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The game was tied at 56 when the Aztecs' Darrion Trammell threw up a jump shot that clanged off the rim. Time appeared to run out, with the game to be decided in overtime.

That is, until the sound of the whistle signified that San Diego State would have one final chance.

Creighton guard Ryan Nembhard was called for a foul for having his left hand on Trammell’s right hip.

Bluejays coach Greg McDermott argued the call but lost. The clock was set to 1.2 seconds.

Trammell made one of the two free throws to give San Diego State a 57-56 win.

[firefly_poll]

Creighton tried for a last-second miracle, but the ball bounced out of bounds. At first, there appeared to be still a fraction of a second left, but officials ruled the game was over, as were the Bluejays' hopes for an NCAA title.

"I wasn’t given an explanation [on the clock ruling]," McDermott said afterward, according to the Sporting News. "They just didn’t think there was any time left. There was no call on the floor on whose ball it was. I’m not sure what they were reviewing."

"Two teams played their tails off. Officiating is part of the game," he added. "And we’re not going to go there. We lost the game because we didn’t do enough."

Nembhard said his team could have avoided the last-second drama.

"It’s a tough feeling. You work so hard all year and then it comes down to a play like that," Nembhard said. "I think we could have done a little more to make it a game that it didn’t have to go down to that. But it’s a tough way to lose."

Opinions of the late foul call flowed on Twitter, with many agreeing with the poster who wrote, “Can’t call that in that moment knowing you let them play all game. Ref made a mistake.”

San Diego State will play Florida Atlantic on Saturday night at NRG Stadium in Houston. Afterward, Miami will take on Connecticut in the other semifinal.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Jack Davis, The Western Journal

NATIONAL NEWS

SEE ALL

Biden Might Not Be Democratic Nominee, GOP Representative Suggests On Fox News

In a recent television interview, a Republican congresswoman speculated about changes in the Democratic presidential candidacy. According to Mediaite, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna hinted that…
21 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Bankruptcy Court Directs Alex Jones To Sell Assets For Sandy Hook Compensation

A Texas bankruptcy court has mandated that Alex Jones, Infowars's controversial media figure and founder, liquidate his assets. This directive comes in the wake of…
21 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Harris Announces $1.5 Billion In U.S. Aid To Support Ukraine

Vice President Kamala Harris announced an additional $1.5 billion in U.S. aid for Ukraine at a peace summit in Switzerland. According to Breitbart News, this…
21 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Everyone Except Melania Wishes Trump Happy Birthday

According to a Daily Beast report, numerous public figures expressed their well-wishes for former President Donald Trump on his 78th birthday, while Melania Trump remained…
21 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Bill Maher Clashes With Charlamagne Tha God Over Racial Commentary

During a recent episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher," host Bill Maher and radio personality Charlamagne Tha God engaged in a fiery debate about…
21 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

DON'T WAIT.

We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:

    LATEST NEWS

    Newsletter

    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, http://americandigest.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Christian News Alerts is a conservative Christian publication. Share our articles to help spread the word.
      © 2024 - CHRISTIAN NEWS ALERTS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
      magnifier