Kansas came away with an exciting 108-96 overtime win over Iowa State on Monday night, but the victory did not come without questions. The Big 12 reviewed the officiating from the game and admitted mistakes were made.
Here’s the statement issued by the conference on Tuesday:
“The Big 12 Conference acknowledges that officiating errors were made at the end of regulation during last night’s Kansas at Iowa State men’s basketball game,” the statement says. “The plays have been reviewed and appropriate measures will be taken by the Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials to adjust the number of future assignments for the two officials involved in conjunction with Conference policies.”
The play that is believed to be in question came with five seconds remaining in regulation when Kansas was trailing 90-88. Jayhawks guard Elijah Johnson drove to the lane and barreled through Iowa State forward Georges Niang. No charging foul was called. Instead, Niang was called for a hold when Johnson missed the shot and the ball was loose on the floor.
Naturally, Johnson went on to hit both free throws and send the game to overtime, where Kansas won it.