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SEC Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials releases statement on “six players on the court”

The Wildcats led by as many as 15 points before halftime and were up 69-63 with 1:57 remaining before rallied to within 71-70 on Johnny O'Bryant III's follow with 3.9 seconds left. was fouled on the inbounds pass just as Noel appeared to be on the court before being pulled back by Wildcats assistant .

Statement from Gerald Boudreaux, Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials on the incident:

Rule 7, Section 6, Article 1 of the NCAA rule book states that “the throw-in team shall have team control when the ball is at the disposal of a player entitles to the throw-in.” The officiating crew ruled that when the ball was handed to the player for the throw-in, five players were on the court for each team.

 

The officials left the arena without making a statement about the play in question. I will personally address this situation and will make sure that this will not happen again.

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