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Ohio State's Thad Matta Was Pretty Unhappy With The Referees Following His Team's Loss To Michigan State Last Night

Thad Matta yells at a referee.

Thad Matta did a lot of screaming during his team's game against Michigan State Friday night. Plenty that yelling was directed at his players, who performed quite poorly in a 76-67 loss to the Spartans in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round. 

But a lot of it was aimed at the officials. 

Matta, 47, has been coaching in the conference since 2004. He, in a roundabout way, called the officiating during last night's game the worst he's ever seen. 

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Matta was mostly unhappy with the amount of physicality the Spartans were getting away with. He believed his players were getting bumped on cuts, hand checked when dribbling and bodied when driving into the lane. 

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To be fair to the refs, there was an even distribution when it comes to the amount of fouls that were called - 20 on Michigan State and 18 on Ohio State. 

With the win, the Spartans moved on to the semifinal round, where they'll face No. 2 seed Maryland. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, will find out their NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night. Most projections have Matta's team seeded on the No. 8/No. 9 line.