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Baylor AD Mack Rhoades Calls Saturday’s Officiating ‘An Embarrassment’ for the Big 12

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The Baylor Bears were able to hang on for a 70-68 win over the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday night, but it wasn’t without plenty of drama.

Baylor head coach Scott Drew was ejected from the game for the first time in his career. Drew was ejected for stepping outside the coaches box.


At the time, Baylor was up nine, and it was part of a 20-0 run by Iowa State to take the lead 61-54 with just under eight minutes to go. The Bears were able to claw their way back and win the game, despite Iowa State hitting a buzzer-beater three-pointer that would have sent the game to overtime, however, Milan Momcilovic still had the ball in his hands as he released the shot.

But after the game, Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades blasted the officiating.


“Tonight was an embarrassment for this league,” Rhoades said. ”Scott (Drew) said it, we have the best basketball league in the country. And the officiating tonight did not match that. Period, end of story. This league needs to get better when we think about our officiating. And we have some great, great officials.

“But this particular crew tonight did not match the level of this game, and that shouldn’t happen in this league.”

Here’s the video.

No. 18 Baylor is back on the court on Tuesday against No. 15 Texas Tech in Waco.

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