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WVU benefits from replay controversy...this time

"The Big East will investigate how the officials handled the West Virginia-Louisville game, especially in going to the monitor to (ahem) look at the shot clock when they may have actually been looking at who should have possession on an out-of-bounds play. Official Mike Kitts didn’t make a call and when no call is made on the floor, the possession goes to the team with the alternating possession arrow, which was Louisville. The ball actually did go off Louisville and West Virginia got the ball. So while the call was right it was not handled correctly. Louisville coach Rick Pitino criticized the officials by saying he was "tired of the officiating." The Big East says it will investigate." In a somewhat ironic sequence of events (see: football vs. Cincinnati), WVU benefited at the end of the game via video replay. Even though the replay shows both calls (FB and BB) were correct, the officials didn't follow the rules set forth. I think it's a fair assessment to say that the BE officiating in both football and basketball is very suspect and needs a complete overhaul.

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