I agree with you, refs have a tough, thankless job. No matter what the call is, 50% think it's the wrong one.So let me make sure I have this right - you don’t like people complaining about the calls you didn’t see?
There was plenty to take issue with last night’s calls (we did have plenty of dumb fouls, too). It’s possible to both complain about officiating while also recognizing your team needs to do better and should be good enough to overcome that. Refs have a tough, thankless job in general but that doesn’t excuse the huge changes in consistency throughout and across games. Call it loose (my preference) or call it tight but just be consistent. Telling everyone to stfu about it just lets it slide and that’s worse for college hoops overall imo.
I locked in at about the 10 minute mark of the 1st half. Now, allowing for leniency in both directions, did you see a game that was called differently from half to half? From minute to minute? Did you see any truly wild calls? I didn't. If we make free throws, we cruise home.
We made far more errors that effected the game, we made far more great plays that effected the game(as did Wisconsin)....those refs had 0% impact.
I don't mean to come across like I'm telling anyone to STFU. Absolutely not. I think that "we" as a fan base default to the refs being at fault if we lose or are behind.
Do you see any of that as inaccurate?