Creighton Falls to Xavier on A Blown Call2 min read

Creighton Falls to Xavier on A Blown Call<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">2</span> min read</span>

Creighton led Xavier with 4.6 seconds left after Ronnie Harrell hit 3 free throws go give Creighton a 71-70 lead. What happened next made Bluejay fans’ blood boil. Xavier inbounded the ball to Quentin Goodin, who drove the length of the floor and threw up a would-be buzzer beater. The shot was blocked by Toby Hegner and challenged by Ronnie Harrell.

This should’ve resulted in a Creighton win, right? Wrong, take a look.

Does the name Evon Burroughs ring a bell? It shouldn’t, he’s just a referee. Instead of letting the 10 players on the floor decide the outcome of the game, Burroughs blew his whistle with 0.3 seconds left on the clock. Goodin sunk both free-throws, giving Xavier a 72-71 lead – what would end up being the final score.

This was Creighton’s second consecutive game that was decided by one point. They squeaked past DePaul earlier this week, but an absolutely atrocious/horrendous/pitiful call gave the Bluejays their first home loss of the season.

I hate Xavier. This hate stems from a sheer disliking of their head coach Chris Mack and sideways-chin-having JP Macura. Right now, however, I’m not angry at them. I’m irate at the referee who handed them a road Big East win on a silver platter.

If Xavier would’ve sunk the buzzer-beating shot, I would be disappointed. But they would’ve earned that win. Due to one Evon Burroughs, they didn’t earn it – and thus the rant.

Creighton and Xavier treated basketball fans to a heck of a game. It was close throughout, and came down to the final few possessions. Marcus Foster took over the game in the second half, and the Bluejays played solid defense down the final stretch. It should’ve been enough to net them a W, but a blown call ruined it. Very unfair!

To rub salt in the wound, FS1 aired a special on the detestable JP Macura right after the game ended. Talk about a tough few minutes to be a Creighton fan.

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