St. John’s had the ball, trailing 69-66 to No. 10 Gonzaga with less than 20 seconds to play, after an official review gave the ball back to the Johnnies.
D’Angelo Harrison, the Red Storm’s go-to scoring option, looked to take Gary Bell of the dribble. Contact was made. Bell hit the deck. Officials whistle Harrison for an offensive foul. Gonzaga ended up icing the game from the free throw line to win, 73-66, to take the NIT Season Tip-Off title.
Let’s look at it from the angle provided on the replay: Harrison has a closed fist on Bell’s hip, which you could argue would cause Bell to lose balance and fall over, however, it doesn’t appear that Harrison full extended his arm. I also think you can make a strong case that Bell sold the charge after contact was initially made.
So, what do you think? Should Harrison have been called for an offensive foul?