> No one knows if Wichita State actually would’ve driven down the court and hit a dramatic game-tying three in the final second of its national semifinal game against Louisville.
> And that’s the problem.
> Instead, we know that referee Karl Hess believes that even the briefest of battles for a loose ball, even in the most precious moments of the sport, constitutes a held ball and thus a quick whistle and thus having the end of the game determined by that unlikable possession arrow.
When you’re an official and a national columnist is writing your name in a Final Four column, you really, really messed up. I would hope that, as a result of this call, Karl Hess is not officiating NCAA tournament games next year.