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The Inbound Pass Rule Isn't That Difficult A Concept

Seton Hall defeated Louisville, 80-77, Thursday night, further damaging the Cardinals' at-large chances. 

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The game may be more remembered, however, for one of the most befuddling pieces of officiating this season, captured below in hazy YouTubed infamy.

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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.

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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.

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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.