Following Virginia’s miraculous victory over Auburn in the Final Four, the story of the game was the questionable call at the end of the game. Well, it appears another call went in the Cavaliers’ favor during the national championship.
There is no denying that Virginia outplayed Texas Tech in overtime. Tony Bennett had his crew competing at an elite level in the closing minutes of the contest.
However, the officiating crew made an abysmal call that may have swung momentum toward the Cavaliers. The Red Raiders were called for a foul on Kyle Guy, who may have tripped over his own teammate.
As Guy dribbles toward the basket, it looks as if he tangles his feet with Mamadi Diakite. The junior guard went crashing down on the court, resulting in a foul against Texas Tech.
Guy would make both free throws and lead his team to an 11-0 run.
Check it out:
While you’re watching Virginia celebrate, take a look at this play. Texas Tech is up 3 in overtime, Kyle Guy trips on his own teammate and a foul is called on Texas Tech. Congrats to the Cavs but they had the zebras in their pocket all the way to the end. Wow pic.twitter.com/it17ANiRTI
— Jon Linder (@LinderShowMiami) April 9, 2019
Guy finished with 24 points and won the NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player. His production can’t go unnoticed, but it’s hard to ignore the lack of transparency from the officiating crew.
If the Red Raiders don’t receive a foul call, perhaps the overtime period ends in different fashion.
This wasn’t the only controversial moment from overtime, as Texas Tech fans were also upset with the referees’ decision to overturn a call on Davide Moretti.