No. 19 LSU tops No. 5 Kentucky on controversial game-winning tip-in

first_imgLSU DOWNS KENTUCKY AT THE BUZZER IN RUPP 🚨— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 13, 2019The officials reviewed the play and determined Bigby-Williams’ released the ball before time expired, giving LSU a 73-71 victory.Bigby-Williams, however, appeared to touch the ball while it was still in the cylinder. But, basket interference is not a call that can be reviewed via replay.The ball is clearly within the cylinder when it is touched. Should have been goaltending. But ⁦@SethOnHoops⁩ says they can’t review that… so it was missed by officials in real time. Great win for LSU, but game should be in OT.— Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) February 13, 2019Kentucky forward EJ Montgomery also may have put his hand through the net on Mays’ initial shot. No. 19 LSU picked up a road win over No. 5 Kentucky on a controversial tip-in at the buzzer Tuesday.The teams were tied with less than two seconds to play when Tigers guard Skylar Mays attacked the paint and attempted a layup. The shot bounced off the rim, but forward Kavell Bigby-Williams tapped the ball through the basket as time expired. Everyone is talking about the tip-in, but this was a pretty clear goaltend by E.J. Montgomery on the initial shot. The refs missed the call against Kavell Bigby-Williams, but that tip-in shouldn’t have mattered if they had seen Montgomery’s hand go through the rim.— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) February 13, 2019Kentucky forward PJ Washington tallied a game-high 20 points, along with nine rebounds, in the losing effort. LSU star Tremont Waters had 15 points but shot just three of 13 from the field.The loss snapped Kentucky’s 10-game winning streak and dropped it to 20-4 (9-2 SEC) this season. LSU improved to 20-4 (10-1 SEC).last_img

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