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I was watching the game between Marquette and Butler last night and there were more hits in that game than a boxing match. I think that something has to be done to clean up all the physical play.. Basketball has become a game that it is about who can take a punch not who is the best team.
In general, so many times out front a dribbler gets knocked off his course with a hand or bump & nothing is called. It totally disrupts a set & forces O to start over. Really cuts into offense.
Believe it or not, I completely agree with this. The Big Ten is as bad as the Big East. I firmly believe college basketball should call the game more like the pro game.
Kenny smith talked about this last night. He mentioned how 7 or 8 years ago the nba became a 85-80 point league because officials allowed hand and body checking. When the nba cut that out the average score increased by 20 minutes.
That's what has to happen. Cut out the hand and body checking. Allowing such physical play allows bad teams to win games they have no business to win. Uofl is a great example.
IMO, this is the biggest issue facing the college game and is doing more to destroy it than the talent drain.
They just officiate too inconsistently. I always hear announcers say that UL forces the official to decide what he is going to allow. The philosophy is, they can't call a foul every play, which is true. I don't think the games are low scoring because the rough play, it's bc teams just shoot so poorly now. Everything is a three or a dunk. Absolutely everything in between, including free throws is atrocious. Even finishing around the rim is weak this season. The only thing that needs to change immediately in officiating is this stupid flagrant 1 garbage. The players have caught on, and they are starting to act to get the officials going to the monitor.
If you don't think scoring is great effected by the lack of fouls then you are ignoring reality
Dang it. Ok.
You can honestly say that you think scoring being down in college basketball is because of "shooting" and not the officials/NCAA allowing such physical play? Especially on the perimeter?
Have you looked at the nba at all? Everybody blamed the low scoring on "shooting" 6-7 years ago. But when they outlawed the hand/body check again average Scores increased by 20 points a game.
It had nothing to do with shooting. When teams like uofl are allowed to clutch and grab it makes it really easy to keep people in front of you.
This post was edited by hoptownukfan 13 months ago
I think it's what I already said. I think a lot if the stuff about teams playing too handsy comes from fans of teams with weak guards. If you're strong with the ball, it's a foul. If you're weak, it's a steal or to, and blamed on a non call. We don't agree on that, but that's okay. I do see some games officiated poorly here and there, but that's always been the case. And conferences vary as they always have.
Thanks Nate. I know we don"t always agree, but it is not personal.
You are the only person who I have heard on this board who has that viewpoint...
The nba game cleaned it up and the game is much more watchable now. I hope the college game does the same.
If it makes the game better, then I hope they do it. Your comment speaks to exactly what i eluded to..... Nothing has changed since last year, but nobody complained bc we had tuff guards and it didn't seem like they were being fouled. This year, not so much. I think the charge/block call is the biggest downfall in college games. It just always seems wrong
Iowa state just got jobbed on a charge/block miscall. I see it too much
False. I've been complaining about it since cal's first year. Uofl made the style popular that year. Remember the pushing and shoving in that game at Rupp arena? It's becoming more and more popular and is continuing to hurt the game.
Aaron craft commits 15 fouls a game. It's just that more teams are using the style.
Sure we had strong guards and players who could deal with it. But basketball shouldn't be about who has the strongest guards or who is the best at pushing and shoving.
Yep. Yet another example of how officiating is destroying the college game.
Maybe it was not a bad call, I do hate Ohio state, so I'm biased. But, they just seem to get that wrong too often.
Sorry, it was a terrible call!!!
Charles Barkley thought they got jobbed! I love listening to him. Officiating is bad. No real accountability, rules to complex, calls to inconsistent and I feel that even when we win! The Marquette-Butler game was more like a football/hockey game. The intensity was great for the game but way too much was allowed.
As was stated in earlier post, this allows inferior talent to be successful. Just look at Arkansas at home the past two years...
Everything gets called a charge. It gets old
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