Tonight’s game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights was back and forth all the way through and had fans on the edge of their seat, but it certainly ended in an anticlimactic fashion.

The two Big Ten teams found themselves tied with only 27 seconds left in the game. Rutgers had the ball and was holding it for the last shot. Iowa was playing seemingly perfect defense on the play, until with two seconds were left the refs called a foul on this play.

Rutgers was in the bonus, so they went to the line where senior forward Ron Harper Jr. went on to make both. Iowa had one last chance to tie or win the game but ultimately came up short, losing 48-46.

The foul has been the talk of the college basketball world tonight, with many calling this one of the worst calls made in college basketball all season.

Iowa fans have to rightfully feel that they should have at least had a chance to see if Rutgers could have made the final shot if no foul were called. That is certainly an instance that you have to let the players decide the game and keep playing on through the little contact that was seen on that play.

Iowa will look to rebound in their next matchup Saturday against Penn State, while Rutgers will look to feed off the momentum of this big win in their next matchup against Minnesota.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.