Florida fans should be thrilled that they were able to lock up an NCAA tournament bid with a win over LSU on Friday afternoon, because if that game never happened, today would be a very, very bad day.
Because they did not get a chance to tie their SEC semifinal matchup with No. 22 Auburn at 65 thanks to one of the worst no-calls that you are going to see this March. After Jared Harper went 1-for-2 from the line with 6.2 seconds left, Florida’s Andrew Nembhard went the length of the court and tried to shoot a game-tying three when he was very clearly fouled by not one, not two but three Auburn Tigers.
Seriously, check this out:
If you think that looks bad, check out the replays:
I has absolutely no idea what these officials are looking at here.
It looks like Auburn is actually trying to foul Florida intentionally, to force them to go to the free throw line instead of having a chance to tie the game.
And Florida still couldn’t get a whistle.