Any sport relies on officials calling the game objectively. A referee who doesn't do that is a poor one.
fouling on purpose at the end? In the first half, at least, it was 11-0 or something in ND's favor.
I agree that UConn got away with an awful lot (Dolson in particular), but that disparity makes such complaints ring hollow, I think.
basket the other was shooting jumpers. Free throws are not supposed to be distributed on an equal basis.
It was about the favoritism I have observed over the last two years. I didn't pay attention to her before that.
Dolson committed at least 3 fouls in the first 4 minutes as far as I could tell and at least one taunt. Nothing was called.
The problem with MM being classy is that she doesn't ride the refs enough. Geno and Walz take a lot of shit here for "whining" but they tend to get a bunch of calls after the fact.
UConn's plan was to play aggressively on defense knowing that they won't call all of the fouls. Their rough and tumble approach may have had an effect on shooting. ND's guards were hand checked on every possession. Braker's second foul was the result of Dolson pushing Braker into Stewart. All of those so-called blocked shots may have been clean on the ball, but the rules say you can't hit the shooter with the body. Just because ND had way more foul attempts than UConn in the first half, doesn't mean they should not have had more. Unfortunately, with college officiating, you never know what is going to be called on any given night. Kanter and DeMayo are terrible refs, but probably are better than most - a sad state of affairs.
against us all year.
Unfortunately it comes down to how the officials call the game. Dolson fouls out in South Bend and has like three fouls in the two games in Connecticut.
The refs are rated by the coaches all season the top-rated ones move on into the tournament. So,, if there is any grievance it is with the coaches who rated thse refs the best.