Originally Posted by Mutaman
Is it just me or does anyone else think it more than a coincidence that certain schools get what amounts to a home court advantage in the tourney and then get the advantage of ridiculous calls down the stretch in their games? Not to mention the blatant boosterism in favor of the big money schools by certain CBS announcers.
I'm not conspiratorially minded but this is getting a little hard to ignore. If I was Creighton, I'd keep my hands on my wallet.
Home court is not really a conspiracy as the procedures pretty much explicitly state that each team in the top 16 (seeds 1-4 in each region) gets the game in the closest remaining pod.
As for the officiating, it's so inconsistent from one play to the next that it's hard to really quantify any conspiracy. Perhaps they do that to throw us off the scent.
The play that Bucksfan was referencing was a perfect example. They let both sides get away with a lot of contact through much of the game but then called that a foul.
The play "only" led to a 3 point swing as Oladipo missed one free throw, but the swing of up 1 vs down 2(as Wyatt had a clear layup) was really big.