MBB: Two undefeated teams left

Submitted by mi93 on January 9th, 2019 at 9:05 PM

Temple beat Houston tonight to drop another team from the ranks of the undefeated.  In the greatest end of game call I've ever seen, the ref had the (appropriate) guts to call a charge on a buzzer-beater drive to the hoop.  Bucket was good, but got waived off.  Congrats to the ref who didn't 'swallow the whistle'.  Totally the right call.

Btw, last year's Houston team looked way more dangerous than this year's version.

Only M and Virginia remain loss-less.  Go Blue.

Comments

Baba Booey

January 9th, 2019 at 9:11 PM ^

Rough night for ranked teams. #11 Auburn lost to Ole Miss, #21 Marquette is in OT at Creighton, #9 Va Tech escaped Georgia Tech by 3 and #16 OSU is in a dog fight at the RAC

A Lot of Milk

January 9th, 2019 at 9:13 PM ^

Sampson collapsed to his hands and knees after the call. What a cheating loser. Deserves to lose every game like tonight or from Jordan Poole daggers like last year

footballguy

January 9th, 2019 at 9:23 PM ^

I don't like Houston, but I also HATE the charge rule. It is, and always has been, a dumb rule to me. The kid on Houston made an amazing play to get past his guy and then the help side defnder just stands there. It's just a dumb and dangerous rule

J.

January 9th, 2019 at 9:26 PM ^

Username checks out.

The only problem with the charge rule is that it's not called enough.  Offensive players have way too much of an advantage in basketball.

This is basically the equivalent of somebody named basketballguy saying that they hate the illegal man downfield rule.

mi93

January 9th, 2019 at 9:32 PM ^

It's a rule about position, which defenders often have but the offense is allowed to back them down and physically move them from the spot with no call.  Or the defender, who has from the floor to the ceiling, has the offense fly into their straight up arms, only to get a defensive foul.  The offense gets the benefit of the call on position far more than the D.

It was legit basketball position, outside the cone of charging silence, and a great, gutsy call by the official.

outsidethebox

January 9th, 2019 at 10:05 PM ^

You are so correct here. Sunday I believe it was Morgan who came flying in over the top of Brazdeikis to slam home a put back-which was totally a foul on Morgan-but no call and they  got the basket...bad, bad no call. I think they should turn this into a review flag situation where the call gets reviewed remotely-it is that poorly called live. 

TrueBlue2003

January 9th, 2019 at 11:01 PM ^

I think it was #3 on IU and I said the same thing when it happened.  Iggy had position, the guy literally bowled him over to slam it in. I don't really mind the no call there as I don't mind giving the offense a little bit of an edge, but yeah, you have to draw the line somewhere and simply doing away with the charge rule would be insane.

If there was no charging, what would stop Zion Williamson from literally just charging his way to the hoop as hard as he can knocking over everyone in his path on his way to the hoop.  While that is a fun sport to watch, it's called football.  Basketball is not simply about who is the biggest guy on the court. It's much more of a skill game.

Saludo a los v…

January 9th, 2019 at 10:00 PM ^

The charge rule was just poorly officiated.

The game is moving too far in the direction of allowing offensive players to initiate contact. A defensive player is entitled to his position and you cannot just bowl him over, jump into him, or push off with an arm. At least they are calling players who use their arm to hook a defensive player now.

kscurrie2

January 10th, 2019 at 8:35 AM ^

I tend to agree that the rule needs to be changed.  I didn’t see the play so this comment doesn’t have anything to do with the validity of the call last night.  Personally, if the offensive player has already picked up his/her dribble and the defensive player slides in front the player while on the way to the basket, it should not be a charge. If the player was already standing there, then ok. 

TrueBlue2003

January 9th, 2019 at 10:53 PM ^

Yeah, despite being undefeated, Houston was only 32nd or something in torvik coming into the game.  Lot of close wins and not great competition.  Still very good at defense, not nearly as good on offense without man bun.