After losing to Duke 68-63, Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan ripped the referees for their officiating during the championship game. The game saw Duke spending more time at the free throw line, as well as a late questionable call that appeared to last touch a Duke player before going out of bounds, but possession was given to Duke.
Ryan ripped into the referees because of extra body contact that was allowed, and stated that it was a shame the game was played that way.
“You just have to be able to handle all the hands and the checking,” he said. “There was more body contact in this game than any game we’ve played all year, and I just feel sorry for my guys that all of a sudden a game was like that. I think they had a — they’re struggling with that a little bit. We missed some opportunities, they hit some tough shots, but you know, it’s just a shame that it had to be played that way.”
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