C'mon, ref! UConn head coach gets ejected for pumping up home crowd (seriously)
An officiating crew had an all-time embarrassing moment on Tuesday night. A Big East crew was responsible for one of the worst ejections in college basketball history, overshadowing a thrilling Top 25 showdown for the conference.
During Tuesday’s matchup between No. 8 Villanova and No. 23 UConn, Huskies head coach Dan Hurley received a technical foul with just under 5 minutes to play in the game and his team leading 24-23. After he was hit with the technical, Hurley took it upon himself to fire up the crowd.
That’s when the Big East’s softest officiating crew whistled Hurley for another technical foul, resulting in an ejection. Below is the clip from Tuesday night:
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Dan Hurley got tossed for hyping up his own crowd?pic.twitter.com/sG4vbvDiqZ
— UConn Videos (@SNYUConn) February 23, 2022
College basketball officiating has come under scrutiny recently because of the lack of consistency and ridiculous calls. Tuesday night’s technical foul on Hurley for trying to engage the fans, however, was one of the worst we’ve seen.
That’s something that needs to be addressed by the Big East. Quickly.
While that moment proved to be the talking point across social media, Tuesday night’s game was a thriller. UConn scored a thrilling 71-69 victory over Villanova.