The Kentucky Wildcats just got a massive resume builder win on the road against Texas Tech as they pulled out the 76-74 win in OT.
Down the stretch, Kentucky did a lot of things to shoot themselves in the foot, but the officiating was brutal against the Cats.
Some mind-boggling calls against the Cats had Coach Cal and the players pleading with the officials and in shock over some of the calls they made.
Late in the game, the official scorekeeper had Tyrese Maxey down for his 5th foul when in fact it was his 4th. Kentucky asked for them to check and Maxey was able to return to the game.
But there were several other painfully bad calls in overtime against the Cats, which almost cost them the win.
I did not enjoy the officiating in OT of Tech/UK. Even though UK won on the last FTs they had three awful calls against them in OT.— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) January 26, 2020
I assume NFL fans that complain all day on Sunday don’t watch CBB.
Former Kentucky star and current Charlotte Hornets forward, PJ Washington took to Twitter to show his displeasure with the calls.
College refs really are garbage— Paul Washington Jr (@PJWashington) January 26, 2020
Him and Brad Calipari had a hilarious exchange about the Tweet.
BIG FACTS https://t.co/XZK39U8nu1— Paul Washington Jr (@PJWashington) January 26, 2020
College officiating is one of the most frustrating things about the game today and this was just another example of how poorly some of these games are being called.
Its not just in Kentucky games either, this is an issue across college basketball.