We see a lot of bad officiating in the college basketball ranks, but I am not sure that I can remember a call worse than this.
Jacobi Boykins, a star guard for Louisiana Tech, was ejected from a win over Charlotte last night after getting called for his second technical foul on this play:
That is absolutely abysmal, and whoever the official is that made that call should no longer be allowed to work in college sports. I’m fine if taunting is called a technical. There is nothing about that play that can even remotely be considered a taunt.
Frankly, it is embarrassing for Conference USA that they allow that crew to work for them.
But it gets worse.
Because Boykins received his first technical on this play, when he says “gimme that s***” after blocking a shot:
Boykins is one of Tech’s best players. He’s averaging 14.7 points. Why are we throwing him out of a game for these things?
The officials that worked that game last night are Gerry Pollard, Tony Padilla and Craig Murley. They should be done for the season after that effort.