LSU Upsets Kentucky On Wild Shot. Was It Offensive Goaltending?
LSU upset Kentucky Tuesday night, and the final shot of the game is bound to have some fans extremely upset.
With the game tied 71-71, LSU player Kavell Bigby-Williams tipped the ball in after a missed shot by teammate Skylar Mays. The basket gave the Tigers a 73-71 victory as time expired.
However, there’s probably a very strong argument to be made here that it was actually offensive goaltending. Watch the video below and decide for yourself.
LSU BEATS KENTUCKY ON A BUZZER BEATER!!! WHAT A TIP!!! pic.twitter.com/PaSBowDn2e
— Sports Related (@SportsRelated) February 13, 2019
According to rules analyst Gene Steratore, that was absolutely offensive goaltending on LSU.
Two things to consider at the end of #LSUvsUK. The contact by the UK player isn’t basket interference as the ball is not on the rim and the contact didn’t alter the outcome of the shot. However, the contact by LSU is goaltending because the ball is within the cylinder.
— Gene Steratore (@GeneSteratore) February 13, 2019
To be honest with you, I actually agree with Steratore on this one, but I also don’t care because I love watching Kentucky lose. Watching them get screwed is even funnier.
I’m sure fans in Kentucky wanted to burn the state to the ground after the refs didn’t blow the whistle on Bigby-Williams. There’s really nothing more entertaining than pissed off Kentucky fans. They’re truly a breed of their own. (RELATED: Tennessee And Duke Lead Latest AP College Basketball Poll, Wisconsin Drops To 20)
Oh well! A loss is a loss.
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Here’s a fun flashback to another time Kentucky lost a major game, and their undefeated season was ruined as the entire country watched.
You just hate to see it!