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BAMAPHIN 22
01-27-2007, 01:44 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference admitted Friday that a timing error was made in the closing seconds of No. 10 Duke's 68-66 win over 19th-ranked Clemson.

Coordinator of basketball officials John Clougherty said the league reviewed the game film and discussed the clock controversy with the officials, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Clemson coach Oliver Purnell.



"The league acknowledges that a timing error was made in not starting the game clock at the correct time," said Clougherty, adding the situation was resolved internally but did not elaborate.


The confusion started shortly after Clemson's Vernon Hamilton made a layup to pull the Tigers to 66-63 with 5 seconds left.

Josh McRoberts' inbounds pass for Greg Paulus went right to Hamilton just outside the 3-point arc. Hamilton hit a 3 to tie it with 1.8 seconds left, which seemed to have the game headed for overtime.

But officials stopped play to review the time remaining and restored the clock to 4.4 seconds. The clock, which stopped on Hamilton's layup, did not restart on the steal until the ball was almost in the basket -- a pause of more than a second.

McRoberts then inbounded the ball to Jon Scheyer. He pushed the ball near midcourt and passed to David McClure, who made a layup as time expired to give the Blue Devils the win.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/basketball/ncaa/01/26/bc.bkc.t25.clemson.duke.clock.ap/index.html

nyjunc
01-27-2007, 03:12 PM
It's becoming an annual tradition for the ACC to apologize for giving duke a game. I am still waiting for the NCAA to do the same for MD and AZ from 2001.

KTownsDolphins
01-27-2007, 05:37 PM
**** happens,

Duke will get the beatdown at littlejohn, Clemson will be extra pissed.

Roman529
01-27-2007, 06:34 PM
I watched the game on tv.....Puke always gets the calls...they are the New England Patriots of college basketball. :mad:

nyjunc
01-28-2007, 11:22 AM
I watched the game on tv.....Puke always gets the calls...they are the New England Patriots of college basketball. :mad:

If NE went out in the div rd every year as the top seed in their conf. Getting the calls I think hurts duke in the NCAAs, outside of '01 where they handed them a title duke does not get the same calls as they do in ACC play and they are stunned when it happens and they lose in the Sweet 16 every year.

FinsNYanksFan13
01-29-2007, 02:05 AM
**** happens,

Duke will get the beatdown at littlejohn, Clemson will be extra pissed.



Clemson really showed how pissed they were last night against Virginia! :sidelol:

KTownsDolphins
01-29-2007, 09:39 PM
Clemson really showed how pissed they were last night against Virginia! :sidelol:


They forgot to play 40 minutes, they played 35 minutes.

Man was I pissed, I thought they'd fall out of the top 25 for that. Apparently not.