Arkansas held a 72-71 lead with just 17 seconds remaining when Desi Rodriguez was whistled for a Flagrant 1 foul following an official review of a play where Jaylen Barford tripped and fell to the floor.
Here’s the play – you be the judge.
Even Grayson Allen thought that was a bit much pic.twitter.com/CwkIZulABS
— That Dude (@cjzer0) March 17, 2017
Barford made the pair of free throws, and then Arkansas’ best free-throw shooter, Daryl Macon, split his two tries to make it a two-possession game and put the result on ice.
It wouldn’t be March Madness without a controversy or two.