The Big Ten says it has disciplined an official for ''misapplying a rule'' at a key point in the final seconds of the Virginia Tech-Minnesota game in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
The conference did not name the official or reveal what action was taken Friday, but says Rule 4, Section 3, was misapplied with 9.9 seconds remaining.
The Hokies trailed 56-55 when they inbounded the ball to freshman Robert Brown in the front court. The ball wound up in the back court, and a back court violation was called. Brown argued the ball had been tipped by a Minnesota defender, but the officials did not agree.
NCAA rules indicate a back court violation should not have been called on the play.
The Gophers went on to win, 58-55.