Fans flame Arkansas-Alabama officials for multiple phantom fouls, slow pace of play
College basketball officiating is not revered for its excellency, to put it nicely.
And for those watching the top 15 matchup between Alabama and Arkansas, it’s hard not to notice the officials’ impact on the game thus far at Bud Walton Arena. Both Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman and Alabama coach Nate Oats have said something to the officials at some point, but fans from both sides are roasting them online Wednesday night.
The game has gone Alabama’s way so far. The visiting Crimson Tide hold a 2-point lead with just under 5 minutes remaining. The Razorbacks have had to get plenty from their bench, and in total 5 players from either squad has at least 4 fouls, including Noah Clowney, Charles Bediako, Anthony Black. Makhi Mitchell fouled out with over 5 minutes remaining.
And fans are really letting the officials have it as tis one heads down to the wire.
Good to see the officials remembered their Alabama jerseys tonight ? this is just laughable.
— Brian Mott (@mottobots) January 12, 2023
Officials just gave Alabama all the momentum and a 7 point lead. Garbage showing from the officials tonight.
— ???????ℍ??⚡️? (@Forever_A_Hog) January 12, 2023
Alabama getting totally screwed by the officials. What an awful game. No rhythm free throw game
— macmilly (@macmillious1) January 12, 2023
College basketball officials do an awesome job of ruining the game.
— Brandon Evans (@brandon77evans) January 12, 2023
— Wayne Parker (@wparkerins) January 12, 2023
This Alabama-Arkansas game is terrible. Alabama is respectfully 20 points better than these guys and the officials are calling a foul every trip down the floor. Embarrassing look for the SEC on national TV.
— Rett Files (@TheRettFiles) January 12, 2023
@SECOfficiating is a joke in every single sport lol. “best” conference and has the worst officiating crews. it’s comically impressive
— member of the cursed Arkansas athletics fanbase (@lake_mccullough) January 12, 2023
Our players are straight up done with this excuse of an officiating crew.
— Barstool Hogs (@BarstoolUA) January 12, 2023
Arkansas/Alabama is unwatchable and it has nothing to do with the teams. That’s the biggest problem in college basketball
— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) January 12, 2023
Alabama is getting cheated BAD and I’m not a fan of either team. I’ve never officiating this horribly one sided to keep a shitty team in the game.
— Rom C. Wolf (@romcwolf) January 12, 2023
Arkansas/ Alabama game is unwatchable and it’s not the players. It’s the refs. It’s getting beyond ridiculous.
— Jon (@JonSportsc) January 12, 2023
The refs are ruining this arkansas alabama game. Absolutely ruining it
— Brady ?️! (@brady_bremer) January 12, 2023