Kentucky @ Mississippi Officials Report.
by, 01-30-2013 at 09:33 PM (1537 Views)
1. Joe Lindsay. 2. Michael Roberts. 3. Jim Burr.
Missed walks, 5. Palms, to many to count!
First let me preface my comments by stating, this was a most difficult game to call because there was no flow to it. But, this crew had a hand in that issue. This was the most inconsistently called game I've seen in awhile. Here's my take on why. Mr Lindsay, consistently called every touch foul he could find when the play was in his primary. Mr Burr, consistently allowed unbelievable contact, (especially in paint area) when play was in his area. Mr Roberts was simply inconsistent everywhere. Mr Burr continues to have position issues due to a problem getting up the court, and leaning in was observed. I have not seen a player, #32 white, constantly palm the basketball and it not be called, before this game. Late in the game, frustration was demonstrated and not addressed, which could have moved into a bad situation. Please note, I'm not mentioning floor coverage and other issues I normally do, because in this game, it really was a non-issue. I have several issues, but will only mention a few.
Lindsay; Ball in your primary, you called an off-ball touch foul on #22 blue. Mr Roberts had off-ball coverage @ lead position and had no call.
Burr; Good call, foul on #23 white.
Roberts; #33 blue on the back of #23 white. No call?
Burr; #33 blue walked before touch foul you called on #31 white.
Crew; #32 white palms the ball nearly every dribble. Ignored?
Lindsay; #3 white and #22 white hand checking before #12 blue committed push off offensive foul.
Lindsay; You indicated Block on #23 white against #22 blue. Was not visable to me.
Roberts; Good off-ball foul called on #31 white.
Burr; #10 blue palmed the ball during drive. Not called?
Lindsey; #10 blue slapped #12 white in face. No call?
Burr; Illegal block out by #31 white. Both arms extended behind, holding offensive player.
Roberts; #10 white from behind, grabs #22's arms with no play on ball. Intentional? I thought so.
Roberts; I don't disagree with off-ball foul called on #34 blue. But hand check by #22 white was ignored.
Burr; Had to be either a foul on #12 blue or on #22 blue, or a walk, or out of bounds when #10 white's arm was out. You called nothing and you were in correct position to see the entire play. This has to be the most grossly missed call I've ever seen as an official or an evaluator!
Lindsay; #32 white continues to palm the ball, 5 times during his dribble right in front of you.
Burr; #3 blue on inside spot for free-throw. Pushed by #23 white going for rebound. #23 white then pushes #3 blue to the floor with nothing called. You then, correctly called #22 blue for an on the back foul. ???
Weird things happened in this game. Mr Lindsay and Mr Roberts are moving into the prime times in their respective careers, while Mr Burr is closing in on the end of his. I'm sure when each of you review the film, you will see things you ignored. Because of the way this game was handled, I really can't come up with a fair grade, so this game I'll pass.