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NBA admits referees made mistake in Clippers-Warriors playoff game


The National Basketball Association has announced that the referees blew a foul call late in the Game 1 Playoff contest involving the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors.

In the Warriors win on Saturday, the call would have given the LA Clippers a chance to tie the score.

The call involved Clippers point guard Chris Paul who lost the ball out of bounds with 18.9 seconds to go in the game. Golden State was leading 107-105  and eventually won 109-105.

the NBA’s president for basketball operations Rod Thorn said in a statement that Draymond Green of the Warriors should have been whistled for a foul, which Paul would have been given a chance to shoot two free throws.

Tar Heels, Spartans honor Veterans with game on board aircraft carrier


USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier (CV-42) in 1976-77 (photo by John Wilson US Navy via wikipedia commons)

College basketball powerhouses North Carolina and Michigan State honored Veterans Day with a game aboard the USS Carl Vinson at Coronado, California.

The theme, had the Tar Heels and the Spartans with U.S.A. on the back of their uniforms instead of the usual last names and also a camouflage design.

Afterwards the players gave their uniforms to members of the military.

With the Commander-In Chief, President Barack Obama watching, North Carolina beat Michigan State, 67-55 Friday night.

The Tar Heels used their height advantage led by Harrison Barnes scored 17 points and John Henson had a career-high nine blocked shots.

Draymond Green hauled down 18 rebounds to lead the Spartans.


Info compiled from North Carolina & Michigan State athletics

25 wins in a row as Butler upsets Michigan State; plays Duke for NCAA title

compiled from staff, wire and Butler Athletics

Butler coach Brad Stevens ( file)

Butler's Matt Howard ( file)

All of college basketball’s favorite programs are out of the NCAA tournament; Syracuse, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Georgetown to name a few.

But Mid-major power Butler University of the Horizon League is still standing and will be playing in “the next game” which has been their theme all year, the National Championship Game against the Duke Blue Devils  who beat West Virginia, 78-57.

The State of Indiana’s latest version of the movie “Hoosiers” is playing out as Butler has shown that a small Mid-major university can dream big and play for a championship.

Gordon Hayward had 19 points and nine rebounds, including one with 2 seconds remaining left that sealed the game. The small-school Bulldogs took down another big-name in college basketball, Michigan State by a 52-50 score in the Final Four in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler’s hometown.

The venue was Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, is 6 miles from Butler’s campus on the north end of town around Meridian and 49th Street.

Butler (33-4) and winners of 25 games in a row, will play Duke (34-5) in Monday’s title game.

The entire Hoosier state is along on the bandwagon. Indiana, Purdue and Notre Dame are the state of Indiana’s benchmark universities when it comes to college basketball but Butler, a small school of 4,200 has silently been in the Top 25 polls for years and has produced some solid basketball coaches over recent years in Barry Collier, Thad Matta, Todd Lickliter and now Brad Stevens. They have given college basketball fans a glimpse that the Horizon League is a quality league.

Michigan State (28-9) had been playing on the edge all tournament, after being hampered by injuries and sneaking by game after game but not against the scrappy Bulldogs who shutdown all of their scorers, Draymond Green, Durrell Summers and Raymar Morgan.