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Watch: Controversial Foul Call In Providence's Win Today

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Head coach Ed Cooley of the Providence Friars talks to his players during a time outthe Big East Men's Basketball Tournament first round game against the Butler Bulldogs at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The No. 13 seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits mounted a huge late-game surge to pull the No. 4 seed Providence Friars' lead within one possession during today's first-round NCAA Tournament matchup.

Unfortunately for the underdog squad, a controversial foul call halted their comeback run.

Down three with less than 30 seconds remaining on the clock, South Dakota State guard Douglas Wilson was called for a foul on Providence three-point shooter Jared Bynum.

Some fans feel that Bynum initiated the contact with his followthrough. Others believe it was more than enough contact to warrant a foul.

Take a look at the play here:

After this foul, the Friars went on to close out the game with a 66-57 final score.

Many fans and analysts had the red-hot Jackrabbits as an upset pick in this year's tournament, but Providence put that Cinderella story to bed early with a first-round exit.