VIDEO: Karl Hess Techs Rick Pitino For Yelling At His Own Player

I don't know how Karl Hess got an Elite Eight assignment. For the life of me, I can't figure out whose bright idea this was. Hess is an absolutely terrible official -- say his name to a college basketball fan and you'll be greeted by groans or worse. He's that bad.

And this may have been one for the Hess Highlight Reel (tm). Hess actually tech'd Rick Pitino for yelling at his own player.

If an official is so paranoid that a coach is yelling at him, he shouldn't even be on the floor. Pitino was yelling "WHY? WHY?" at Peyton Siva in response to a bad foul. There were no curse words or worse, and it wasn't even directed at an official.

Nobody's paying to see Karl Hess. Time to put the whistle away.

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