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Saturday featured two great semi-final games with both of them coming down to the wire, but sadly there will be some talk of some questionable calls made by the officials. Both games went down to the wire, with both of the calls in question came in the final minute.
Trailing by 2 thanks to some missed free throws by Michigan, Syracuse had the ball and had a chance to tie or take the lead with under 30 seconds left. Syracuse guard Brandon Triche dribbled the ball up the court and went straight to the basket but Jordan Morgan tried to stop Triche.
Triche was called for a charge, and at first glance it looked like the right call. Then once you saw the replay you can clearly see that Morgan was moving and he was not set. So instead of shooting two free throws to tie the game, Michigan now had the ball.
There is no question that the block/charge call is the hardest to make at full speed. The refs don’t also have the ability to look at replays in slow motion.
Syracuse can’t complain much...
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