In general, I believe college basketball officiating is atrocious. And sometimes, the Kentucky Wildcats get bitten by it.
Sometimes, they benefit it. Like all teams, it varies from game to game.
Tonight, I can confidently say bad officiating really hurt Kentucky.
But more tragically, it took away what should have been (and I still think should be) a SportsCenter Top 10 play.
Keion Brooks Jr. was robbed of a dunk that would have been among the best of the 2020-21 college basketball.
Keion Brooks with the best dunk of the season that didn’t count. Hooo boy. pic.twitter.com/cBeF7TJRtA— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) February 18, 2021
Imagine living in a world where you think this is a charge.
Not my world.
Thankfully, Kentucky still won. But Brooks’ dunk is still officially recorded as an offensive foul.
Hopefully, all of the national outlets like ESPN will still honor this dunk as if it counted. The refs shouldn’t be allow to steal this incredible and life-long memory from a kid who’s not even legally old enough to drink yet.
CHARBAGE of the year has to be the call against Keion Brooks down at Vandy. Does a dunk for the ages, defender scrambling to get under him as he leaps, never gets legal, but baseline ref gets to do his ridiculous little dance.— Michael DeCourcy (@tsnmike) February 18, 2021