With a famed NCAA contest only around a corner, Auburn and Florida battled it out in a diversion that went right down to a wire.
But in scenes that have left many basketball fans seething, a officials simply swallowed a whistles on a final play and missed an apparent tainted call. Handing Auburn a 65-62 feat over Florida.
Auburn hold a three-point lead with reduction than 10 seconds to play when Florida ensure Andrew Nembhard gathering adult a justice before being surrounded by 3 opponents.
As he attempted to get his final shot off and potentially send a diversion into overtime, he was met with a clattering of arms that stopped his shot.
The implausible no-call from a officials is even some-more ban when we cause in that Auburn manager Bruce Pearl had suggested his group to tainted with a three-point lead.
Even Pearl certified after a diversion a final play was a foul, withdrawal a officials and a NCAA with critical egg on their faces.
How a ruin did refs not call a tainted on a finish of Auburn-Florida? That’s comprehensive rubbish officiating.
— Benjamin Raven (@BenjaminSRaven) March 16, 2019
CBB officiating ain’t good though my integrity that male was grabbed by 3 guys while sharpened a 3. Tangling ain’t a tainted anymore? New rules?
— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) March 16, 2019
So … wait, Auburn only attempted to intentionally tainted Florida’s Andrew Nembhard before he got off a would-be, game-tying 3, and clearly fouled him.
But … no call.
Auburn 65, Florida 62. Final.
Tigers will play Tennessee or Kentucky in tomorrow’s final.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) March 16, 2019
Bruce Pearl literally only pronounced Nembhard got fouled in a post diversion talk on inhabitant TV. But a refs didn’t see it ????
— CONNER (@CJ_Clarke1) March 16, 2019
Auburn (25-9) came in as a fifth-seeded group after pity a SEC regular-season pretension a year ago, and now a Tigers will play possibly No. 4 Kentucky or No. 8 Tennessee on Sunday, looking for their second contest championship and initial given 1985.
The pretension diversion also will give them a possibility to refinement their NCAA Tournament seeding.
Florida (19-15) might have indispensable one some-more dissapoint after knocking off regular-season champ LSU in a quarterfinals to acquire their at-large NCAA berth.
This diversion felt most some-more like a satisfaction esteem and warm-up to a other semi-final, with some of a biggest cheers entrance on a sign that Kentucky-Tennessee was adult next.
Auburn and Florida did their best to put on a good uncover with lots of shooting, and a Gators putting on a hospital in pointing to keep gait with a Tigers’ offence.
The Gators incited in their best sharpened opening of a deteriorate (60.5 per cent) on their fewest shot attempts of a year (38).
— with AP