Kentucky’s not exactly setting the college basketball world on fire right now, and, if it wasn’t hurting our own tournament resume so much, we could take some solace in the fact that Duke’s not either. In fact, Duke’s kind of falling apart. Last night, they lost to Syracuse, their third-straight loss to an unranked team.
There were two controversial no-calls at the end of the game that angered Coach K to the point that he skipped part of the postgame handshake line and sarcastically went off on officials in his postgame press conference, calling the end to the game “amazing.”
“The last play is amazing. Have you seen it? Go see it. It is literally amazing. The play with Matt Jones at the foul line. It is amazing basketball. Let’s just put it that way,” Coach K said. “We put ourselves in a position to win. Matt made a great play and he wasn’t rewarded. He made a great play and it’s amazing. It’s literally amazing. God bless America.”
Here’s the play in question:
Yes, that’s a pretty amazing no-call, but worth skipping half the handshake line?
And chewing out ACC Senior Commissioner Paul Brazeau?
Coach K’s got a reputation as one of the biggest whiners in the sport, but man, that’s taking it to a new level.