Was Chris O’Brien’s putback at the buzzer good in Cal Poly’s 54-53 win over Hawaii last night, or did the red light go off with the ball still in his hand?
You decide. This news footage from KSBY looks like the best we have to go on.
The referees were unable to consult any form of video replay. It’d be nice if they get some basic video monitors in there by the time Hawaii joins the Big West Conference — if indeed UH does.
Pretty amazing to outshoot a team 51.1 percent to 33.3 percent and outrebound them by 10, and still lose. But that’s what 27 turnovers will do to you.
Whether the Rainbow Warriors got robbed of a win or not, they now head to Salt Lake City for Saturday’s game against No. 21 BYU, which is 7-0 behind the play of preseason All-American Jimmer Fredette.
This will be easily UH’s toughest game so far this season, and possibly all year. But after this road trip, the Rainbows don’t play again until Dec. 11 against HPU.
The Anthony Salter situation may not be headed for a happy outcome.
Salter, who did not make the road trip, said yesterday he will talk to UH coach Gib Arnold upon the team’s return. The junior point guard, whose court time has been extremely limited, said he’s hopeful he can resolve his differences with his coach about his role on the team.
If not … well, stay tuned.