[NCAA’s supervisor of officials John] Adams, who was upset with the end-of-game officiating in Wednesday’s St. John’s victory, told FOXSports.com that he will have no shortage of first-year referees working this year’s NCAA tournament.â†µ
"The trend will continue in introducing quality, young referees to the NCAA tournament," said Adams, who is in charge of selecting the 98 officials for next week’s NCAA tournament.â†µ
Presumably, the thought here is that younger officials will be more willing and able to work until the final horn. Something the officials on Wednesday -- who Adams says are in their 60's -- failed to do. Speaking of those officials, they have reportedly withdrawn themselves from working anymore 2011 Big East Tournament games.