Duke coach Jon Scheyer ‘offended nonetheless’ over botched evaluation, no-call in additional time loss to Virginia


Duke head coach Jon Scheyer gracefully dealt with his crew’s 69-62 additional time loss to Virginia on Saturday after the officers known as — then reviewed and waved off — a foul that might have despatched main scorer Kyle Filipowski to the road in regulation with an opportunity to win the sport. In his first public feedback because the mud settled over the weekend, nevertheless, Scheyer was extra forceful in his response to the sequence, insisting the bungled dealing with by the officiating crew was not acceptable.

“I am offended nonetheless,” Scheyer mentioned Monday on the ACC’s weekly convention name. “I would be I would be mendacity to you if I mentioned I wasn’t. Saturday was a disappointing consequence. All of us noticed the ACC launch. I respect them for pointing it out. I respect them for acknowledging it. Clearly does not change the end result that our guys did not get the chance to earn a win.”

The ACC admitted final Saturday evening that its officiating crew made a mistake by waving off the foul following a evaluation on the finish of regulation. In a press launch, the league workplace mentioned the sequence was incorrectly adjudicated and that Filipowski ought to have been awarded two free throws with the sport tied at 58. 

“The Atlantic Coast Convention, upon evaluation of the ultimate play of regulation in the course of the Duke at Virginia males’s basketball recreation, has introduced an incorrect adjudication of the taking part in guidelines,” the ACC’s assertion mentioned. “A foul was known as on Virginia’s Ryan Dunn throughout a shot try by Duke’s Kyle Filipowski as time expired. Upon the officers’ evaluation of the play, it was decided that the foul dedicated occurred after the clock reached 0.0. Nevertheless, the play ought to have resulted in two free throws for Duke.”

Scheyer after the sport was extra confused than upset over what occurred on the ultimate play in regulation that seemingly set Duke as much as win with free throws earlier than the decision was reversed and the sport was despatched to additional time. The officiating crew knowledgeable him that the decision was made “after the buzzer,” however he admitted he was unclear on precisely what the rule was. Primarily, he sought readability, which he bought with the ACC admitting it goofed up.

“You possibly can’t get a rule flawed like that,” mentioned Scheyer. “So I hate it for our guys. Clearly, there’s a variety of season left to play. We have now to maneuver on and prepare for Notre Dame (Tuesday) evening. However it was actually disappointing. I really feel for guys with that taking place. As well as, not getting clarification, or not getting transparency after the sport of why that rule known as or how you would overturn that. So for me, it is not okay.”

The aftermath of the loss has been equally as unhealthy for Duke. Not solely did the botched ending possible value the Blue Devils a highway win — which might have been an ideal Quad 1 win for his or her résumé — however it bumped them right down to a No. 7 seed within the newest Bracketology from CBS Sports activities’ Jerry Palm whereas bettering Virginia’s postseason standing from a No. 3 seed to a No. 2 seed.



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