They just showed the foul and talked about it on CBS. They are agreed, and yes Kellogg is an Ohio State guy, that the refs made the right call.
Kellogg said they could have called an intentional foul, but because of the physical nature of the game and that the refs had been letting them play, it would have been inconsistent and the wrong call.
The other guy said that Oden was going enough for the ball that it shouldn't have been an intentional call.
Thank goodness for baseball.
Edit: Just saw the replay, he actually did reach in for the ball. He put a little shoulder into it, but I'm not so sure it was an intentional after seeing the replay again.
Last edited by Redlegs23; 03-17-2007 at 06:01 PM.
After watching it again I still think it was an intentional foul, however, I agree with what Seth Davis said that they would have had to eject Oden if they called it intentional and I don't think that warranted an ejection (even though he fouled out on the play which makes this point irrelevant).
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Oden at least made it look like he was going for the ball, therefore, it was not an "intentional" foul. His intent was not to harm Cage (like the Duke player), so it was not a flagrant foul.
It was a hard foul, pure and simple.
Lighty was knocked sideways just before that, and Butler was ran over by Doellman in the OT, with no call. It was "tackle basketball" out there.
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I hate Ohio State as much as anyone on here, but I don't think the refs did anything out of the ordinary not calling an intentional foul on Oden. You're never going to see a ref make that kind of call at the end of a close game like that.
Oh well...still plenty more shots for Ohio State to disappoint their fans in a second sport this year. I remain optomistic!
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I saw the play in question on a replay, and there was nothing malicious there. It just wasn't. It was doing whatever it took to foul and stop the clock with 9 seconds left. Oden is 7 feet 280 pounds, if he fouls someone, they usually do feel it. An intentional foul there would have been cheesier than kraft mac and cheese.
Last edited by Razor Shines; 03-17-2007 at 08:34 PM.
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When all is said and done more is said than done.
I'm still surprised X didn't foul OSU after Cage missed the second free throw and not give the Buckeyes even a chance to tie.
What humors me is seeing all of these Xavier fans (I was there) at the game saying how they hate the Buckeyes, when in reality these are probably the same people cheering the Bucks on in football. Go figure. What a great game, great atmosphere, and wonderful effort by Xavier. They have a lot to be proud of. But I still say...GO BUCKS!
It wasnt flagrant. Intentional? Yes as are all late game stop the clock type of fouls. But i dont believe Oden is a bad person trying to hurt anyone.
To indict Oden because of that rather than look at his whole body of work as a person is rediculous.
I'm an X fan who was crushed after the game (though as a Marshall alum you think I'd be used to losing in hoops by now). The Muskies played a monster game against the #1 team in the land. After reflecting on it for an evening I'm quite proud, though still disappointed. What could have been is quite painful...good luck to the Bucks in the Sweet 16.