Northwestern got absolutely jobbed just when they were on the verge of completing an epic comeback and when they had all the momentum. At 63-58, after being down by as many as 22, Gonzaga goaltended a shot. It should have been 63-60, with Northwestern pulling within three. It was a blatant, obvious goaltend. The Gonzaga player stuck his hand through the rim and the net to do it.
Instead the refs don't call it. Within a few seconds, the refs give the Northwestern coach a technical for pointing out their mistake. Four point swing and possession for Gonzaga, with about three minutes or less left. To top it off, on the next possession for Gonzaga they ignore a basket interference/offensive goaltending violation that was just as obvious as the defensive goaltending they ignored before.
Six point swing, and the momentum taken away. Children crying in the stands, literally. Ballgame. Zags Protected.