Auburn senior Bryce Brown wasn’t pleased with the best way his staff’s Ultimate 4 look ended as he referred to as for the NCAA to seek out new referees.
The fifth-seeded Tigers led No. 1 Virginia by two factors with lower than two seconds remaining in Saturday’s sport when Cavaliers guard Kyle Man was fouled by Samir Doughty whereas taking pictures a 3-pointer. Man went on to sink all three of his makes an attempt, sending Virginia to the title sport with a 63-62 victory. JD Collins, nationwide coordinator of officiating, later confirmed the referees made the proper name.
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The controversial foul name sparked a large response from followers and Auburn gamers, together with Brown, who was blunt in saying: “NCAA must get some new refs.”
When Brown had extra time to consider the ending of the sport, he later admitted: “I remorse that. Simply caught up within the second. I simply didn’t agree with that one ref on that one name. The sport was referred to as fairly truthful the entire sport, so I remorse saying that. I apologize for that. Simply didn’t agree with that decision in any respect.
“They allow us to play the entire complete sport,” he added, per AL.com. “I’m not going to carry again on what I really feel. I’m not going to be enjoying within the NCAA anymore, and I simply don’t agree with that decision.”
Brown launched one final try on the buzzer, however his shot did not go in. He mirrored on the loss and reiterated he did not suppose the foul ought to have been referred to as that means.
“It simply form of hurts as a result of, you already know, like I stated, I simply really feel like we put ourselves in place to return again and win that sport,” Brown stated. “Virginia did numerous issues nicely. We did as nicely, however we did numerous issues to win this sport and put ourselves in place to win it. It simply got here right down to that final thing, that final name.
“Powerful name. Powerful name to make. I simply don’t really feel prefer it ought to’ve been determined like that.”