Originally Posted by kbrake
X fans cry a little more about it. Holy crap. Lighty got his legs taken out right before the thing with Oden happened and it was a no call. Would have ended the game for OSU if X could make 2 free throws. Then in OT Butler gets tackled right in front of the ref and again no call. X choked and has no one but themselves to blame.
Not a single Xavier fan (to my knowledge) had posted in this thread prior to you.
Lighty looked like he slipped to me and contact was incidental (let me clarify that: he appeared to be falling to the floor before Doellman touched him...it could well have been called). Oden's foul probably looked worse than it actually was, but I certainly have seen intentional fouls given in that situation before.
Regardless, I think the talking point has to be XU's loss of composure down the stretch. Doellman's lazy inbounds pass to Lavender was an absolute killer.
In any event, anyone blasting Justin Cage needs to look at the box score. He played one of the finest college basketball games I've seen in a long time, and if OSU doesn't hit a really low-percentage shot, his final miss would have been academic.