Notre Dame lane violation vs. Xavier in slow motion (video)

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Even though this officiating atrocity occurred on St. Patrick’s Day (on the east coast at least), this was anything but the luck of the Irish. Notre Dame may be a polarizing team, but no one, except the basketball soulless or the most die hard of Xavier fans, wanted to see them lose like this- getting jobbed on a lane violation call.

Yes, a LANE VIOLATION decided the Fighting Irish opening round game with the Xavier Musketeers.

By the strictest letter of the law, it may in fact even be the right call, but why would you not call it the entire game, and then call it at THE MOST clutch segment of the game?

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Massive Brawl Ends Xavier-Cincinnati Game Early (Video)

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This isn’t going to help the reputation of Cincinnati Bearcats players; the troubled Yancy Gates specifically. Today’s incident isn’t indicative of how players on the 8th ranked team in college basketball (Xavier Musketeers) should act, and I doubt Tu Holloway‘s NBA Draft stock will be helped by this.

Cincinnati vs. Xavier is always a bitter rivalry; but today it didn’t just cross the line; it nuked it.

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