Seton Hall defeated Louisville, 80-77, Thursday night, further damaging the Cardinals' at-large chances.â†µ
The game may be more remembered, however, for one of the most befuddling pieces of officiating this season, captured below in hazy YouTubed infamy.
In the dying seconds in Newark, Jerry Smith hit a three to bring Louisville to back within a bucket, stopping the clock with 0.7 seconds left. Things then got interesting when Seton Hall's Keon Lawrence attempted to inbound the ball.â†µ
Lawrence is clearly in the key when he attempts the pass, which is a violation. Referee Tony Greene motions that a violation has taken place, but he lets Lawrence go ahead and inbound the ball in the correct place anyway.â†µ
Sure, it was unlikely that Louisville would have gotten the tying or winning basket off in the fraction of a second remaining, but Rick Pitino certainly had reason to be angry with that particular call.