The ending of the first Final Four on Saturday could not have been more controversial.
With 1.5 seconds left on the clock and Virginia down 62-60 to Auburn, Tony Bennett drew up an out of bounds play that resulted in Kyle Guy getting the ball in the corner. He elevated, he got a shot up and … the whistle blew. Foul. Three shots.
Samir Doughty undercut Guy, sending him to the free throw line for three shots. He buried all three for the win.
But should he have been on the line at all?
I think this is a foul. Doughty does not give Guy any room to land, and it’s clear that contact is made.
Look at these other angles:
And then look at this picture:
That’s a foul.
But that’s not the only controversy at the end of the game.
This, right before the foul that set up the final possession, should have been a double-dribble:
Did Auburn get hosed?