Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Mike Rice takes the high road after being hosed.
Mike Rice joined WFAN in New York with Mike Francesa to discuss when he become aware that Justin Brownlee did step out of bounds at the end of the game and that there should have been time put back on the clock, is there any question about whether there was time remaining for his team to have a shot at winning the ball game, did any of the calls the referees may have missed in in the last minute specifically outrage him, does he under any circumstance expect the Big East committee to overturn the play and replay the last 1.6 seconds remaining [not official time left] and was he surprised down three coming up the floor with 17 seconds left that St.John's fouled or did he expect it.
When did you become aware that [Justin] Brownlee did step out of bounds at the end of the game and there should have been time put back on the clock?
"Actually the SID [Rutgers Sports Information Director] has an iPhone. We watched it on YouTube. I mean again it clearly is a mistake. They clearly are some of the best, most veteran referees in the Big East [Jim Burr, Tim Higgins and Earl Walton]. Again, I tell my guys every day you can't control what happens. You can control how you respond and I made a lot of mistakes today Mike. Hopefully they go back and review the procedures of that because it was very interesting if somebody could look with 1.8 seconds and we get the ball with a chance."