Sunday, February 18, 2018
Sports

Replay lights coach's ire

TUCSON, Ariz. — Colorado coach Tad Boyle was so unhappy about the instant replay reversal that took an apparent win away from his team, he proposed a radical idea.

"We spent all this money on replays and we still can't get it right," Boyle told ESPN on Friday. "Get rid of it."

A ruling that went against his team, wiping out what would have been a big upset on the road, prompted his old-school declaration.

Colorado senior guard Sabatino Chen hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer against No. 3 Arizona on Thursday, breaking a tie at 80 in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

Officials on the court ruled the shot good, but the call was reversed after a replay review, with officials ruling the ball was still on Chen's fingertips when the clock hit 0:00. So the score remained tied.

The Wildcats went on to win in overtime 92-83.

"We would have gotten what we deserved if we had lost," Arizona coach Sean Miller said.

Arizona (13-0, 1-0) outscored the Buffaloes 10-2 over the final 1:35 of regulation to force overtime. The Buffaloes (10-3, 0-1) missed 4 of 6 free throw tries in that span.

Boyle acknowledged his team had chances to close the game out late in regulation.

"After the game, I was disappointed in myself and in the way we played down the stretch, but I hadn't seen the replay," he said. "That was like a shot to the gut. We're going to move on and not cry about it and not complain about it, and we'll take it like men and hopefully get better."

Pac-12 coordinator of officials Ed Rush said he agreed with the final call and issued a statement Friday: "Game officials … determined the ball was still on the shooters' fingertips when the official game clock on the floor expired. Per conference protocol, the officials conducted a thorough review courtside and viewed multiple angles of the play before confirming the ruling. I have reviewed the video replays and agree with the ruling."

BIG EAST BREAKAWAY: The seven Catholic schools that have decided to leave the Big East and form their own league continued to plot their future, retaining the business-law firm Proskauer Rose LLP and management consulting firm Pilson Communications Inc. to aid their defection. St. John's, Georgetown, Marquette, DePaul, Seton Hall, Providence and Villanova decided last month to set off on their own as the Big East, including USF, continues to reshape itself. The university presidents met Friday in New York to discuss the future of the new league.

NORTH CAROLINA: Coach Roy Williams says he is "cautiously optimistic" Reggie Bullock will play in Sunday's ACC opener at Virginia. The 6-foot-7 forward has missed one game with a concussion.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Second-leading scorer LaShay Page, a senior guard, will miss the rest of the season because of academic issues.

Women

NO. 7 CAL 55, UTAH 50: Layshia Clerendon had 18 points for the visiting Golden Bears (11-1, 1-0), who earned the program's 600th victory in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

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