March Madness is truly underway, and if college basketball fans haven’t felt it yet, the Arizona Wildcats and TCU Horned Frogs made sure to make it a memorable first week with a perfect exclamation point.
Arizona thought they had won their second round clash with TCU at the death of time via a Dalen Terry dunk following a steal. However, he was 0.1 second too late as the clock hit zero before his shot went in. It was also clear in the video replays that Terry’s shot didn’t go in time, spoiling the wild celebrations of the Wildcats faithful at Viejas Arena.
TRIED TO DUNK FTW BUT DIDN'T GET IT OFF IN TIME 😳 pic.twitter.com/gHyeerHI4W
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 21, 2022
Fortunately for the Wildcats, they were able to get the job done in overtime and take the 85-80 victory to close out the first week of March Madness in style. However, Tommy Lloyd would have been so pissed had they lost in OT after a botched shot that could have been delivered different.
As for TCU, the game’s ending in regulation was rather controversial. Before Dalen Terry’s steal, it appeared he fouled Mike Miles at the halfcourt, resulting to him loosing the ball. However, no foul was called. It lost them their chance for a game-winner, and it would have been even more frustrating had the dunk counted.
It was only the latest incident of poor officiating that has plagued the March Madness this 2022. To recall, earlier on Sunday, the Illinois Fighting Illini’s found themselves on the receiving end of one of the worst technical foul calls in NCAA Tournament history.
blocking foul? pic.twitter.com/F7KlVnFtiv
— Sauce Island🗽🏝️. (@Lamar2NYJ) March 21, 2022
The game is over now, though, and while the Arizona Wildcats would have wanted had they won the game earlier, they’ll still be happy that they are now moving on to the next round of the competition.