Basketball fans are undoubtedly aware of an incident that took place during March Madness this year. It went like this.
March Madness Goes Wrong
Gonzaga was playing Northwestern. Gonzaga was up by 5 points with 4:54 minutes remaining in the game when the Northwestern Wildcats’ Dererk Pardon attempted to put the ball through the net. At this moment, a player from the opposing team stuck his arm through the rim and prevented the ball from entering the basket. This is called goaltending and should have been two points for Northwestern, making it only a 3-point game. Instead, Gonzaga got the ball and rushed to the other end of the court to score. A technical foul was called on the Northwestern coach, Chris Collins, for his vociferous objection to the non-call. This resulted in a 5-point swing in the score and may have determined the outcome.