The screw job was in at the end of the Rutgers-St. John’s Big East tournament game Wednesday afternoon in Madison Square Garden. That video via Mock Session shows how awful the officiating was at the end of the game. Not only did the player step out of bounds with 1.7 seconds left, but he threw the ball into the stands and should have received a technical foul like the Louisville cheerleader.
Rutgers should have had two free throws and the ball at midcourt, giving them a strong chance at tying the game or even taking the lead. For those curious about the fix, St. John’s was favored by 10 points so Rutgers had already covered. But the over-under of 129.5 that was bet down to 127 was in question. Did the refs have the under, or were they told to make sure St. John’s advanced? Had to be either one, or both, because those refs were running off the court faster than these players attacked by flares in a Greek game.