I'm surprised there is no thread on this yet. My apologies if I've overlooked it.
I'm not a big basketball fan, but I get that March Madness is very exciting and people get very passionate about it. I read yesterday about the "big controversy" in the Seton Hall vs. Arkansas game. I read that SH received a "Flagrant Foul" on a play near the end of the game that cos them the game. I watched the clip, and could not figure out what all the fuss was. Comments online made mention many times that it was a totally wrong call, unfair and obviously the determining factor in SH's loss. Many insisted that the Arkansas player just tripped over his own feet, when the clip clearly shows that the SH player's foot made contact with the Arkansas player's foot, causing the trip.
Okay, I really don't get the problem here. The defender made no attempt to play the ball. He took both hands and shoved the Arkansas player in the back in order to make him face plant. He also tripped the player as well (might have been unintentional, can't tell). How is this NOT a "flagrant foul"?
Here is the clip with commentary by a referee official:
Some surprising upsets, Duke most notably. Looks to be a typical crazy month tourney. :)