Gee, why do State fans complain about ACC officiating?

Anyone who has ever watched an NC State game, please tell me how many times do you think Richard Howell would get away with this? I guess John Clougherty and the ACC officials haven’t yet identified this tendency from Miami.

I can’t wait for some jack ass to tell me how State should just do more/better to win games. Can’t wait to hear who we should just make our free throws on a day that we made ~85% of our free throws. Can’t wait to hear about how we should be held to a higher standard than our opponent in almost every game.

What I genuinely can’t wait to learn from one of our discerning fans is the dispersion of fouls from the moment NC State got ahead by 10 points to the time we were down six points. A rough estimate from sitting in the crowd was something like 2 for physical Miami to 8 fouls for State, including a couple of obviously clean blocks and a foul on Rodney Purvis on defense for running five feet behind his man.

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58 Responses to Gee, why do State fans complain about ACC officiating?

  1. highstick 02/04/2013 at 6:40 PM #

    Ditto, Cowdog, and RedRedRed, but I’m beginning to think this is generational meaning that some of you guys “have become eaten up with the conspiracies”!

    Crappy officiating? Yes, it exists everywhere because the league CEO doesn’t give a rat’s ass! Doesn’t matter whether it’s Slive or Swofford! But if you don’t understand the Swofford impact, then you flat don’t understand crap! Don’t bitch at the officials, bitch at Swofford, Yow, and every other AD that keeps their yap’s shut!

    The game is screwed up because the officials don’t call by the rule book…How many times have I heard “let them play”..By what set of rules? The ones written or the ones in which “the game has devolved into’ to appease players who will not abide by ANY SET OF RULES!!! Whether it’s on the court or off the court! Remember, their Mamas told them they were special and didn’t have to abide by rules!

  2. inhoc... 02/04/2013 at 6:54 PM #

    While these arguements are valid about the refing, this link pretty much sums up what everyone sounds like.

    Why would any of us expect different. Just win and these calls will go our way. The margin was too big for the refs to alter the outcome agains the blues at home this year. Now this team knows what they are up against…

  3. NCSU84 02/04/2013 at 9:53 PM #

    Did the refs make two turnovers with just over a minute to go to let UM cut the margin to one? Did the refs miss the open look that Lewis had towards the end? Did the refs miss CJ’s 1-and-1 near the end? Blame the officiating all you want, but WE lost this game plain and simple.

  4. youchuck 02/04/2013 at 11:16 PM #

    As bad as officiating is these days, I can’t blame the loss on that call. What made C.J.’s one and one miss even more devastating was the foul he gave up out of frustration. That stopped the clock and allowed Miami to score with no time running off of the clock. If he had just kept his composure it would have forced Miami to earn the two points and kill some more clock. It may have even forced them to foul on State’s last possession. Thank God there is no BCS in basketball and we still have time to make a run in March.

  5. Will NCSU 02/05/2013 at 8:04 AM #

    Not sure what conference you guys have been watching but the ACC refs have been much better this year than any I can remember. They are letting teams play. I would rather them make no calls than bad calls any day. I would love to see the number of fouls called this year compared to historical numbers. It has to be down 20-30%.

  6. TruthBKnown Returns 02/05/2013 at 1:44 PM #

    OK, I just want to make sure I have this straight. Since we committed a couple of turnovers late in the game, Miami is then allowed to do whatever they want to make the game-winning shot? Why even dribble then? The refs aren’t going to call shoves in the back, why should they call them for traveling? I’d just like to know which rules are out the window late in games where the deficit is one point or less. At least then we know what to plan on.

  7. Texpack 02/05/2013 at 5:39 PM #

    ^ None of the rules are out of the window late in games. Refs miss calls late in games just like they do early in games. Over the long haul they tend to even out. For a team that has made more free throws than their opponents have attempted to try to whine about officiating is amazing. There are lots of plays in any close game that when viewed in isolation determine the outcome. There are more than enough of those plays that the players control to result in an infinitesimal number of games that actually get “determined by the officials.”

  8. TruthBKnown Returns 02/05/2013 at 6:15 PM #

    State has taken more free throws because we take the ball inside more than just about any team I know. The NUMBER of free throws is not the issue. It is never the issue. The inconsistency in foul calling is the issue. State could take 1 free throw and the opponent could take 20, and it would not necessarily indicate a problem. But when fouls are called one way for one team and differently for the other team, then it’s a problem.

    And funny you should say, “over the long haul they tend to even out.” That is true in the case of unbiased officiating. Oddly enough, it never evens out for State. When have we EVER won a game due to getting the calls? It doesn’t happen. Generally, when State wins, we win DESPITE the officiating.

    I will say that this year, the officiating has not been all that bad. I only blame the Wake loss on the officiating, and the missed call for the Miami loss. I have some complaints in other games, but nothing that cost us the games. But this one was bad. It just was.

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