Originally Posted by KcMizzou
In one stretch they were CLEARLY trying to provoke Oriakhi and it was like the refs were in on it. Guy gets a rebound and they let him get fouled 3 or 4 times before blowing the whistle. I'm amazed he didn't start throwing elbows. I know that's what they were looking for, and apparently he did too. I don't know that I'd have had the same composure. Edit : It felt like they wanted a fight to happen so they could invent a rivalry.
We got ****ed, plain and simple.
That said, we should have won in spite of all that. Maybe Pressey will mature a little when he realizes what he's doing isn't going to get him into the NBA. We were better today when he was out of the game.
Hats off to Keion Bell. Right now, he's the best player on the team.
Incredibly frustrating game.
I agree but the refs appeared as if they were going to prevent a win. Again I go back to the phantom travel. We were up 3 with the ball and for all intents and purposes could have put the game away but enter the refs on that play and every possession after that. You could see plain as day that MU would get called for not having their shoes tied right while Arkansas would get away with travels and have to commit 3 fouls to get 1 called