In one of the most bizarre and crazy college basketball games of the season, it appeared that Colorado guard Sabatino Chen had banked in a game-winning three point attempt to upset third-ranked Arizona.
However, upon further review, Chen’s three-point winner was waved off, overtime ensued and the Wildcats held on to remain undefeated on the season.
There may not be a right answer or correct call, given its arguments, although many have already proclaimed that it was a blown decision by the referees.
You be the judge and take a look at the video of Chen’s shot below:
At first glance, it appeared that Chen had won the game and that Colorado was victorious in the team’s league opener, but no call was made on the court, as the referees huddled and went to monitor for a deeper review.
After watching the video, now take a look at the picture below:
Does your thoughts on the shot change?
Judging by this picture, the ESPN clock is 00.1 off from the game clock, while the game clock is already sounding. This was the exact angle in which the referees were reviewing.
Everything from the controversial decision aside, Colorado led this ball game by as much as 17 points and let Arizona come back into the contest, eventually succumbing to them in overtime. On the flip side of that argument however, the blown lead shouldn’t have mattered if you’re saying the shot counted. In this case, Colorado still won the game in the 40-minute regulation period.
Either way, it’s time for both teams to move forward, especially the Buffaloes after a difficult road loss.
Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @PaulSeaverRS