Holy Cross got hot at the right time, played a championship game, and won. Hats off to them. It was a war, and they won.
I also felt that the officiating was excruciating. Two of TK’s fouls were on a phantom illegal screen and one, if not more, horrible charge calls. Meanwhile, Holy Cross’ big man is allowed to pretty much have his way underneath and nothing gets called. I felt like the officials did an excellent job playing defense on TK, and he still ended up with more than 20 points.
Yet that’s not what lost the game. With all that, we had four looks at the basket to tie the game. I am completely gutted.