SAN DIEGO -- Marcus Smart's college career ended in a very Marcus Smart-like way: Complaining about officiating.
To his credit, there were a lot of fouls called in No. 9 Oklahoma State's 85-79 loss to No. 8 Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Friday in San Diego. The Viejas Arena crowd was as frustrated as players on the court when late in the game the referees seemed to get whistle-happy and disrupted the flow of the game.
Smart has been for one of the most notorious floppers as well as one of the most controversial and temperamental players in college basketball. But he's also been one of the most talented, and all of those sides showed in Tuesday's loss.
"It changed a lot," Smart said. "I can't remember the foul count, how many free throws both teams shot but it was a good amount. And it kind of slowed the game down and gave us a chance to get back in it, but we just fell short."
Smart was whistled for four fouls and three players fouled out in addition to the two ...