Arizona Wildcats basketball: Pac-12 admits blown call in UA-ASU game; Cats drop to No. 4

2014-02-17T10:34:00Z 2014-02-17T18:16:44Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Pac-12 admits blown call in UA-ASU game; Cats drop to No. 4Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Have been some questions over whether technical fouls were warranted late in the UA-ASU game, for fans storming the court before time was expired and for when Jahii Carson hung on the rim after he dunked with a second left.

So I asked Pac-12 spokesman Dave Hirsch on Sunday morning if the conference could provide a clarification. Last night, the conference responded by saying officials did miss the technical call on Carson.

The Pac-12 also said the court-storming was not an issue because there was not an immediate attempt by Arizona to inbound the ball and officials then stopped the game to view the monitor and determine exactly how much time remaining should be put on the clock.

"With the game stopped, the fans and team followers who rushed the floor did not create a delay that interfered with play," the Pac-12 said. "Therefore, by the NCAA basketball rules, when the delay does not interfere with play, it shall be ignored."


Arizona dropped to No. 4 in the AP Top 25 today, just ahead of two teams they have beaten, Duke and San Diego State.

Florida moved into the Wildcats' previous spot behind top-rated Syracuse, while Wichita State was No. 3, Duke was No. 5 and San Diego State No. 6. Among Pac-12 teams, UCLA moved in at No. 23 and ASU was the second-leading point -getter (27th overall) among unranked teams.

Arizona still has the No. 2 RPI, however, and the Wildcats have by far the strongest Sagarin power rating.


T.J. McConnell was named one of 23 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award.


Bovada has moved the odds of UA winning the NCAA tournament from 11/2 to 9/1.


Sean Miller has advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" of the Infiniti Coaches Challenge, meaning he's earned $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Arizona. Votes begin today on the next round, which can earn $15,000.


Lots of opinion on all sides after the ASU game over the weekend on the previous discussion thread.

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