It’s been a pretty wild day in the world of college basketball.
Friday saw two monster upsets in the NCAA Tournament, with No. 13 seed Hawaii taking down No. 4 seed California and No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee shocking No. 2 seed Michigan State. A major upset wasn’t at play in Friday’s South Region matchup between No. 7 Iowa and No. 10 Temple, but the matchup provided us our first major controversy of the tourney.
With the game tied on the final possession in overtime, Hawkeyes guard Mike Gesell missed wide on a fadeaway jumper. But big man Adam Woodbury was in the right place at the right time and tipped the ball in just before the buzzer to lift Iowa to a dramatic 72-70 win.
Pretty awesome play, right? It is if you’re a Hawkeyes fan, but another look reveals Woodbury might have gotten away with a push-off before his heroic bucket.
A few hoops pundits believed the Owls got screwed.
Of course, their complaints won’t matter much, as Iowa will move on to face No. 2 Villanova this weekend. But do you think the officials got it right?
Thumbnail photo via Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Iowa Hawkeyes players celebrate with center Adam Woodbury (rear) after Woodbury made the game-winning basket in overtime against the Temple Owls in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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