The officiating in college basketball has been one of the hot topics all year across the nation. From a dubious foul call 80 feet from the basket with 0.1 seconds left to give Georgetown the win over Villanova to the no-call on UCLA’s possibly-over-the-backboard shot, the nation’s referees have drawn the ire of many fans and commentators, writes Andy Katz of ESPN
"The state of college basketball for officials is in a slump,” says one former referee. Others think the controversy is nonexistent. "I don't think the officiating has changed; the emphasis has changed," Georgetown coach John Thompson III tells Katz. "Just the coverage of calls, of questionable calls, has gotten so much more attention."