I think it is quite obvious the AAC refs try to help other AAC teams to beat us, especially when we play Memphis, Cinci, and UCONN and they are doing this in both football and basketball. The good thing is that we no longer have to worry about UCONN anymore, but those other two schools will continue to get favoritism over us by the refs whenever we play them! That’s my belief.
These slights against us by the refs were obvious when we played Memphis yesterday in football just as they were in basketball! I truly don’t believe neither Memphis nor Cinci would have beaten us in basketball last year if the refs didn’t call the games in a way that favored those two schools over us! I’m not sure why the refs did what they did, but maybe they favored northeastern teams or something — like they also do in professional sports.
While I disagree with the idea that anyone is out to get us, that Memphis had zero penalties did raise an eyebrow.
Yep. That was a blatant kick catch interference they missed. Even the announcers said so.
This has been an ongoing problem for us in the AAC in football. Once we became a power in basketball, now we get some of the calls, and are on the other side of the coin.
Holding calls are drive killers. What did we have ? 3 in the first half, which all killed drives.
Memphis had zero.
I’m curious the last time an NCAA team has gone a full game without a penalty. Pretty sure that’s a rare occurrence.
I looked at box scores of the two least penalized teams in the NCAA this season, Coastal Carolina and Rice. Neither has had a penalty-free game this year. (Although they have a total of three games between them where they were called for only one penalty).
We have got to quit making excuses, it’s not always the refs fault we lose, yes sometimes it appears they are against us, but our team and coaches need a gut check, we are just not very good, no other way to say it. I expect MUCH improvement next year, we should dominate this conference we are HOUSTON dam it!!
Not long after the kick catch interference there was an illegal shift, when Memphis’ center snapped the ball with two guys moving. It was as obvious as the interference. Other than those two, I thought the game was about a well officiated as others (that means bad on both sides).
I agree if you meant to say that the refs weren’t the only reason why we lost, but in my opinion they are biased against us in the way they called the games. We would more than likely able to overcome those favoritism if our team is good, but still, I don’t like an officiation crew showing favoritism in any kind of level and any capacity. Simply want both teams to have an equal chance at winning and the game to be completely decided by the players and coaches and not the refs’ excessive calls on one side and lack of calls on the other, especially when both teams are committing about the same amounts of fouls.
I also saw several holdings by the Memphis O-linemen that allowed Memphis QB to get loose or give him more time to throw the football and he ended up delivering big throws against us as a result.
No doubt. Holding could be called on just about every play, I think.
I promise, when Memphis had Derrick Rose, and they would play in Houston, it seem like they had a traveling ref or just a ref that seemed like a personal ref.