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Former head of officials questions bogus foul on Olivier Sarr

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Sarr had several questionable calls against him Tuesday night.

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The Kentucky Wildcats have won two in a row after their 77-74 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday night.

However, the game was poorly officiated for both teams as 45 total fouls were called in the game, preventing the two teams from getting in any rhythm.

The person that got the worst whistle was Olivier Sarr who was fouled out on two straight very questionable calls.

Take a look at this clip of the 4th foul that was called on Sarr.

Some fans on Twitter tagged former head of officials John Adams asking for his input on the call.

Adams responded, “My question was, whom was the foul called on? At any rate, after viewing this clip, I don’t see a foul but rather officials rewarding an offensive player for dislodging a defender.”

He was then filled in that the foul was called on Sarr and that it was his 4th foul. While Adams noted he wishes he had seen the game, he said that should not have been a foul call.

“I wish I had seen the game. I looked up the crew and my guess is there were some “up and down” moments in the game. The play you sent me is not a foul and is usually the result of the calling official anticipating contact that then doesn’t occur. No excuse. Just insight.”

Officiating has become a real issue in college basketball and is making the product very hard to watch and enjoy. One night, the officiating crew will let them scrap and play,. Then the next, they will call every hand-check and the game turns into a free-throw shootout.

College basketball is in need of a major change, and it needs to happen sooner rather than later.