For thirty-nine minutes and 58 seconds, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Creighton Bluejays fought to a near draw. Creighton held a 58-57 lead with 2.2 seconds left, and the Crimson Tide was going to get the last shot to try and win the game.
Trevor Releford got the inbound pass from Andrew Steele, and after a crossover dribble pulled up for what would have been a game winning three as the clock expired. Instead, Releford’s shot was about four feet short of the rim thanks to a blatant foul on Creighton’s Josh Jones that was not called. You can see for yourself with the picture to the right.
If that’s called, then Releford steps to the line with three shots to try and win the game with the Crimson Tide only down by a point. Releford was an 81% free throw shooter this season, so I think it is fair to say he hits at least two of the three shots and the Crimson Tide advances on to the Round of 32.
Instead, the foul was not called and Alabama’s season ended with controversy. Releford was scr...