That "not blocking out on the free throw" was one of those no calls the game turned on. No question when I saw it the first time and then on the replay it was a push off. Oh, and this was immediately after Taco Fall fouled out on a bad call. Does Duke get that rebound if Taco is still in the game?If they were in the tank for Duke, they would have reversed Tacko's putback because of a shot-clock violation (they were right to say that there wasn't enough to conclusively overturn, but they could have anyway were they of a mind). UCF effectively lost the game on the missed oop and resultant transition 3 by Duke, turning a 6-point lead with less than two minutes left into a 1-point lead, and lost it and a half by not blocking out on the free throw that gave Duke the lead. I was pulling for them even though they beat VCU (and I still say their claiming a football national title last year was corny af, on top of all that P6 nonsense from the AAC), because screw Duke, but their loss falls in their hands.
Too bad someone has to win the Duke-VT game.