They made a One Shining Moment video for the refs😂😭 pic.twitter.com/kg4aQIJqKH
— College Town™ (@CollegeT0wn) April 4, 2017
Foul trouble, poor shooting and general stop-and-go basketball didn’t appeal to fans watching the NCAA Championship between North Carolina and Gonzaga.
The Tar Heels came away with a 71-65 victory, but not before fans ripped the refs.
Exhibit A: Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins attempting to gain position inside and being called for a questionable forearm to his defender off the ball. It gave Collins, who fouled out with five minutes to play, his third foul early in the second half.
Game changing call here, what a joke. pic.twitter.com/kcxSfH7bTF
— Matt Smith (@SamENole) April 4, 2017
Exhibit B: Przemek Karnowski was called for a flagrant foul on a play where UNC’s Joel Berry simply went for a ball and got a little roughed up.
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CALL A Flagrant 1 on the player who the refs initially said GOT FOULED. pic.twitter.com/u01uCDgA1a
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 4, 2017
Anyhow, a whistle-happy officiating crew, who called 44 personals over the course of 40 minutes, angered everyone from Larry Fitzgerald, to LeBron James, to reporters, to Star Trek and Reading Rainbow star LeVar Burton.
And we are pretty sure former Gonzaga star and tanning-by-the-pool fan Adam Morrison was thinking the same thing.
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