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Referees Make Disastrous Call At The End Of Tennessee-Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt cheerleaders holding pompoms.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 16: The Vanderbilt Commodores cheerleaders sit on court in the first half against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tennessee, the No. 1 team in the country, is in overtime on the road at Vanderbilt this evening. The Volunteers are lucky to be there.

The SEC's referees made a pretty disastrous call at the end of regulation that helped Tennessee force overtime against Vanderbilt.

"This is the hook and hold flagrant foul call that is the reason we’re about to head to OT. Just atrocious," Bobby Reagan tweeted.

Here's the play:

"There is NO effing way that a flagrant foul should have been called in the Vandy/Tennessee game. These referees have botched this game. My God," Rex Chapman added.

Vanderbilt was leading Tennessee, 76-70, at the time of the flagrant foul. The Volunteers scored six straight points following the foul to tie the game, 76-76.

"Honestly I am not sure it was even a foul much less a flagrant. Looked like two guys hooking each other no advantage either way, Williams flopped and landed hard," Dan Wolken tweeted.

Tennessee and Vanderbilt are currently in overtime, tied at 81-81.

The game is on ESPN2.