No, it’s not the one that everyone was talking about. I don’t have any other angles of the Carlino buzzer-beater, sorry. But Georgetown had a buzzer-beater of their own in the first half that turned out to be a big difference in the game.
Check the video below, starting at the 1:40 mark.
I’m not a ref (Lamar Simpson, Ed Corbett and Don Daily are), but there was clearly some shuffling in there. So let’s break it down step by step.
Step 1: Right foot
It’s tough to tell from the screen shot, but the ball is on the way up at this point and Tre Campbell’s foot has not hit, so when it does, it would be considered step 1. Obviously, this is difficult to judge in real time, but the ref has a perfect, unobstructed view.
Step 2: Left Foot
It’s pretty self explanatory.
Step 3: Right Foot
This is when the travel alarms should start going off for the refs.
Step 4: Left Foot
If Campbell takes off at this point, the hazy jump-stop could justify getting away with four steps, but ….
Step 5: Right Foot
No excuse. Blown call.
Yes, one shot it in the first half doesn’t determine the outcome of the game. Yes, the ole defense by Juan Anderson is SMH worthy. Yes, this is whiny.
But again, this was an inexcusably blown call. How bout we make this type of play reviewable next year?