Gonzaga Bulldogs

Missed Call Helps UNC In Final Minute Of NCAA Title Game

The official was right there standing over the play.

North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks and Gonzaga's Silas Melson were on the floor trying to corral a rebound with 53 seconds left in the NCAA championship game with the Tar Heels up by one Monday night.

Referee Mike Eades called a held ball and North Carolina retained possession, and then used that possession to score the biggest basket of the game. The problem was that photos of the play show Meeks' hand on the end line while he had his other arm around the ball. That should have made it Gonzaga ball, down one with plenty of time left.

"I had no idea," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said after the game. "I just,...

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