In case you missed it, there was a thrilling and – depending on your allegiance – controversial finish to the Michigan State-Wisconsin men’s hoops game Tuesday night. Trailing by three in overtime, Ryan Evans banked in what looked like a game-tying 3-pointer just as the buzzer sounded. The officials reviewed the call for nearly five minutes, and they eventually waved the basket off, giving Michigan State the 63-60 victory. Watch the shot and all of its replays now.
In the end, the bucket was negated because there were two different clocks in the Kohl Center, one on the backboard and one in the stadium. The shot beat the buzzer on the stadium clock, but not the one on the backboard, and, according to Joe Rexrode, of the Lansing State Journal, here’s the referee’s rational:
Referee Pat Driscoll on decision: "By rule, we have to go by the clock on the backboard. I don't know why there would be different (times)."—
Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) January 04, 2012