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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 08:03am
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Pittsburgh/West Virginia last night


"When the Mountaineers finally made two free throws, by Alexander with slightly more than 4 minutes remaining, they were wiped off -- the officials reviewed the game tape and decided Cam Thoroughman should have been on the line instead. He went to the line and missed the front end of the 1-and-1.

The erased points restored Pitt's 48-45 lead, and Brad Wanamaker scored on a drive to the basket the next time to give the Panthers a five-point lead, although West Virginia rallied to score the next eight points.

"I've never been involved in anything like that," Huggins said.

Of the final play, Huggins said, "He (Ramon) made a big shot. We said we can't let him beat us or Sam Young beat us. ... But the reality is we're relying on people we shouldn't be relying on."

Dixon and his staff screamed repeatedly at officials that the wrong shooter was at the line. Because a timeout was called immediately after Alexander shot, the officials could review the tape. If play hadn't stopped, the mistake wouldn't have been correctable.

Dixon became impatient with repeated questions about the mistake, saying, "Too much is being made of it. The right call was made. What I don't know is why it took that long. We said all along it was the wrong shooter."
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Old Fri Feb 08, 2008, 09:31am
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Originally Posted by fullor30
"I've never been involved in anything like that," Huggins said.
I have seen it before, though. I think it was the '06 Final Four and Reggie Greenwood was the R. They sent a kid to the line and after the first free throw, which was successful, Greenwood went to the monitor and confirmed that he was the wrong shooter. They wiped off the point and put the right kid on the line.
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