Illini fans still debating controversial call

Published 03/25 2013 10:20PM

Updated 03/26 2013 09:51AM

CHAMPAIGN -- Who touched the ball first? It's a controversial call people are still debating from Sunday night's Illini game.

After D.J. Richardson's miss, the ball was knocked out of bounds. The referees say it went off an Illini player's hand.

Players and Coach John Groce couldn't believe the call. After checking the replay, it looks like the ball went off a Miami player's hand.

The problem is, the refs aren't allowed the review that call. The Illini were down two at that point. It forced them to start fouling, which led to several successful free throws by Miami and eventually a loss.

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