Sweet 16: Pullen's key 3 helps K-State advance to round of 8

K-State, Xavier provide cap to drama-filled day

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  • Outstanding Teams
    March 26, 2010 3:32 p.m.

    Both these teams played terrific and I could only have hoped for more OT's. Thanks for putting on a great show!

  • Re Re LaVar
    March 26, 2010 2:41 p.m.

    No question there were bad calls. However, to suggest the officiating was biased is ridiculous. Pony up and identify the host of marginal calls that you say went Xavier's way that should have gone the other way, and which you apparently use for the basis for an accusation of bias. Although I agree the MWC officials have lots, and lots, and lots, and lots, of improvement, that doens't equate with being biased.

  • LaVar the Utah Cat
    March 26, 2010 1:11 p.m.

    To: Re: LaVar Why, yes, I did watch the game. True there were bad calls both ways, but on nearly all marginal calls they went to Xavier. I have been a referee in several sports, but not basketball. All I want is unbiased reasonable competence - with the MWC officials that seems to be too much to ask. I don't expect anything close to perfection.

  • Madness
    March 26, 2010 12:25 p.m.

    Thanks for the great game Xavier and K-STATE. I was very inpressed with both schools.

  • Re: LaVar
    March 26, 2010 10:14 a.m.

    Were you even watching the game? The bad calls went both ways. Have you even ever in your life tried to referee a game? You'd probably blow a girls jr jazz call.

    Thank you MWC refs for blowing the 3 point foul it made for an awesome game.

  • Tyler
    March 26, 2010 9:56 a.m.

    Re Missed Call:
    It was the player's fault. When you intentionally foul you have to make it clear that you fouled him; if you don't, you leave the possibility of the official missing the call.

  • LaVar the Utah Cat
    March 26, 2010 9:37 a.m.

    If the refs were from the MWC, then again they showed their bias in nearly every close call for Xavier. The charge calls that were obviously blocking made against Kansas State - several in the first half. The blown calls at the end of regulation which nearly cost Kansas State the game. Poor all around refereeing, but evidently biased as well. They did even up the free throws by game's end, however. Most of the games in the tournament have been well-reffed, but certainly not this game.

  • Anonymous
    March 26, 2010 6:44 a.m.

    Does anyone know if Pullen is going to enter the NBA draft this year?

  • Missed call
    March 25, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    That blown call at the end of regulation by Mountain West Conference official Mike Reed, where KState clearly fouled the Xavier guy before he was fouled on the 3-point attempt, almost cost KState the game. The two overtimes were exciting, but if the official (Reed) makes the correct call right there this game never goes to overtime.