INDIANAPOLIS — A controversial charge call with one second remaining in regulation had UCLA fans furious at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Bruins star Johnny Juzang was driving to the lane with the score tied at 81 and appeared to draw contact from Gonzaga defenders, but big man Drew Timme drew a charge call.
Replays showed Timme to be moving but still set when he collided with Juzang and fell backward.
“Are you (expletive) kidding me, refs?” one nearby UCLA fan shouted furiously.
UCLA was playing inspired basketball against the No. 1 overall seed, trying to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season and pull off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history.
Coach Mick Cronin’s facial expression after the call said it all. The teams went into overtime after the offensive foul call on Juzang, when the Bruins lost on a last-second shot by Jalen Suggs from nearly halfcourt.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Final Four: UCLA charge call may have cost Bruins NCAA title shot