So is it bad calls or crooked refs? Understanding there is more money to be made shaving points or helping underdogs win than helping a favorite win.
Would you agree that teams playing at home generally receive more favorable treatment by officials than when they play on the road?
It is hard for one to believe that money is changing hands and thereby corrupting game officials, but there are circumstances that influence how games are called, both during the regular season and especially when chips are stacked so high, like in this tournament.
Bad calls due to human error? Of course. But while you or others may dispute that there were several pivotal decisions made by game officials today that profoundly redirected the course of the game to UNC's benefit, no one can doubt that games are not always called fairly; in fact this occurs quite frequently.
But I have no quarrel with those who don't believe that every bad call is intentional, nor every referee a bum.
Just some. Take today for instance...