Auburn’s Bryce Brown on loss to Virginia: ‘NCAA needs to get some new refs’

first_img“They let us play the whole entire game,” he added, per AL.com. “I’m not going to hold back on what I feel. I’m not going to be playing in the NCAA anymore, and I just don’t agree with that call.” Brown launched one last attempt at the buzzer, but his shot didn’t go in. He reflected on the loss and reiterated he didn’t think the foul should have been called that way.“It just kind of hurts because, you know, like I said, I just feel like we put ourselves in position to come back and win that game,” Brown said. “Virginia did a lot of things well. We did as well, but we did a lot of things to win this game and put ourselves in position to win it. It just came down to that last thing, that last call.“Tough call. Tough call to make. I just don’t feel like it should’ve been decided like that.” Gene Steratore breaks down the crucial foul call. pic.twitter.com/qFyetJmt59— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 7, 2019The controversial foul call sparked a wide reaction from fans and Auburn players, including Brown, who was blunt in saying: “NCAA needs to get some new refs.”When Brown had more time to think about the ending of the game, he later admitted: “I regret that. Just caught up in the moment. I just didn’t agree with that one ref on that one call. The game was called pretty fair the whole game, so I regret saying that. I apologize for that. Just didn’t agree with that call at all. Related News March Madness 2019: Auburn’s Bruce Pearl addresses last-second foul call vs. Virginiacenter_img Auburn senior Bryce Brown wasn’t happy with the way his team’s Final Four appearance ended as he called for the NCAA to find new referees. The fifth-seeded Tigers led No. 1 Virginia by two points with less than two seconds remaining in Saturday’s game when Cavaliers guard Kyle Guy was fouled by Samir Doughty while shooting a 3-pointer. Guy went on to sink all three of his attempts, sending Virginia to the title game with a 63-62 victory. JD Collins, national coordinator of officiating, later confirmed the referees made the correct call. March Madness 2019: Virginia tops Auburn after devastating foul call on 3-pointerlast_img

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