Generally speaking, we hate to blame the referees for anything, but the first half vs. North Carolina was probably the worst 20 minutes of officiating ever in the NCAA Tournament.
The three-man crew, led by John Higgins, stuck it to Kentucky for the majority of the game.
Even guys like Jay Williams and Doug Gottlieb wondered what was going on:
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) March 26, 2017
Higgins over officiates in first half, will be "call your own fouls" last 5 minutes
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 26, 2017
— Rex Chapman (@rexchapman) March 27, 2017
College officiating has to get better, these kids are better athletes today than the players years ago
— chuck hayes (@c_hayes44) March 26, 2017
There you are, John Higgins
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 26, 2017