No matter when you read this column, folks will still be discussing that infamous technical foul at the end of last Saturday night’s Kentucky-Texas A&M showdown.
If you were watching, you saw, it was a costly technical on UK’s Isaac Humphries (pictured below) when the 7-0, 260-pound freshman spiked the basketball on the floor in an emotional act of celebration. The call was just like the controversial college and pro football touchdown rule which penalizes excessive celebrations with a 15-yard penalty.
The technical foul, by the way, was issued by Pat Adams, of Mobile,Ala., who has officiated at several Final Fours.
And the social media went bonkers after Kentucky’s 79-77 setback to Texas A&M. It seems everyone had a strong opinion about that call. And I got involved by posting my feelings on the sticky issue on Facebook.
Photo by Jamie H. Vaught