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Big 12 says officiating errors made late in Kansas-Iowa State game

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at 3:54 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at 7:04 p.m.

The Big 12 acknowledged Tuesday afternoon that errors were made late in regulation of Monday’s Kansas-Iowa State game in Ames. Here’s the statement:

“The Big 12 Conference acknowledges that officiating errors were made at the end of regulation during last night's Kansas at Iowa State men's basketball game. The plays have been reviewed and appropriate measures will be taken by the Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials to adjust the number of future assignments for the two officials involved in conjunction with Conference policies.”

What’s not made specific is which two officials — Mark Whitehead, Bert Smith and Tom O’Neill were the trio — were involved and which calls were errors. Two stood out: a foul called on KU’s Kevin Young that replays showed should’ve been called on Jeff Withey, which would’ve been Withey’s fifth foul; and a no-call on an Elijah Johnson drive with less than five seconds remaining that most observers thought had to be called a charging foul or blocking foul.

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