The Morning Mix

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– I really do enjoy the content produced by the Marquette blog Cracked Sidewalks. But sometimes I’m just not smart enough to handle all the equations and formulas (I was told there would be no math)

– The Washington Huskies are on an exhibition trip in Spain, and Abdul Gaddy hit a buzzer-beating half court shot to force overtime in their most recent game against Zaragoza (Can I get a “Cold Blooded” reference? Excellent)

– Doane College is embracing their inner-#BIAHRoadTrip. But there is nothing fun about driving across all of Nebraska. There is literally nothing there

– Eamonn Brennan brings us all up to speed with the Dez Wells situation (No joke, this whole ordeal has actually been pretty difficult to follow)

– Pittsburgh is holding their “Midnight Madness” outside this year (And no, it will not be held on an aircraft carrier)

– Expansionocalypse never sleeps. Loyola (Md.) is leaving the MAAC in order to join the Patriot League

I love this piece on Deshaun Thomas written by Sport Illustrated’s Paul Daugherty

— Luke Winn provides the Big Ten summer round-up. Must-read stuff

– Ricky Ledo arrived at Providence today for freshman orientation, but there still is no word from the NCAA on his eligibility issues

– I do believe that there is a lot of good work being done by compliance offices around the country, but the secondary violation reported at Kentucky is just ludicrous

– Northwestern could have the best “walk-on” story of the upcoming year (Nothing will ever compare to “Jewish Jordan”, though)

 

– Former-Texas assistant Rodney Terry has used his Big-XII roots to create a growing pipeline out to Fresno State, where he just finished his first season as head coach. The Bulldogs finished 13-20, but have some high-level talent on the way

 

Remember, if you find an article that is worthy of being in The Morning Mix, be sure to use the #ReadoftheDay hashtag on Twitter. 

Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.

VIDEO: Boise State robbed of insane, buzzer-beating win on incorrect timing by officials

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It looked like James Webb III of Boise State had hit the season’s craziest buzzer-beater.

With 0.8 seconds left, he caught an in-bounds pass on the run on the right wing, hoisted up a prayer of a three and watched as it banked it as the buzzer sounded.

It’s pretty fantastic:

And it also clearly left his hands before time expired, but there was a reason for that. According to the officials, the clock (for the road team, mind you) did not start when the ball was caught.

They were right.

Where they were wrong was determining that it took more than a second for Webb to catch and release the shot, meaning that they were wrong to waive off the bucket.

This awesome slo-mo clip of the shot from Matt Stephens of the Coloradoan is all the evidence I need, but if you need more, Sportscenter anchor Scott Van Pelt clocked it at 0.7 seconds:

The game would go to overtime, where Colorado State would go on to win, 97-93.

As you can imagine, Boise State players and coaches were livid with the call.

“I hope it’s not a situation where you get an apology later but don’t get the win. I don’t understand it,” head coach Leon Rice said in a radio interview after the game. “I hope they got it right somehow, some way. I don’t know. It didn’t look right to me, but I’m not the official.”

This comes just four days after officials blew a call in a game between New Mexico and San Diego State that allowed the Aztecs to force overtime and eventually beat the Lobos. (That call may have determined the outcome of the Mountain West regular season title, to boot.)

New Mexico was essentially told, “my bad”, but the league as a result.

And Boise State will probably get the same treatment despite the fact that, if the league determines that the referees botched this call as well, the tame technically was over then.

Will they have the guts to award the Broncos a road win that they earned and deserve?

I doubt it.

UPDATE: Here’s a statement from the officiating crew:

Tulsa rallies to hand No. 16 SMU 1st home loss 82-77

Tulsa guard James Woodard (10) shoots a free throw during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against SMU Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Dallas.  Tulsa won 82-77. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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DALLAS (AP) Shaquille Harrison had 21 points, Pat Birt hit a crucial 3-pointer and scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime and Tulsa rallied from eight points down in the second half to beat No. 16 SMU 82-77 on Wednesday night.

Nic Moore scored 27 to lead the Mustangs (20-3, 9-3 American Athletic). They lost for the first time in 13 home games and dropped to 2-3 since their 18-0 start to a season that won’t include postseason play because of NCAA sanctions.

Moore twice hit 3-pointers to pull SMU within a point in the final minute, but Birt answered the first with a 3 and James Woodard followed the second with two of his six free throws in the final 1:04.

The Golden Hurricane (16-8, 8-4) ended a four-game losing streak against SMU with their eighth win in 10 games since an 0-2 conference start.