16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2005 Regional Semi-Final – UNC 67, Villanova 66Basketball, The Rev — By Rev. P. Revere on March 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm
When Ed told me I was limited to 160 words, I considered it mission impossible. Keeping it short isn’t my forte.
So I figured what better way to do that than with a haiku?
Nova fans will say
Allan Ray did not travel
The ref disagreed
In all honesty, Ray did not travel. It was a phantom call. But what Villanova fans fail to admit is that had that bucket gone down, Ray would have been stepping to the line with a chance to tie. It wouldn’t have given Nova the lead, and it didn’t mean it cost Nova the game.
But don’t try to tell any Wildcats fans that. Still, it was an atrocious call in a game ultimately decided by one point.
A great contest between the powerhouse of McCants, Felton, Williams and Sean May vs. Ray, Randy Foye, Kyle Lowry and Mike Nardi, with the Tar Heels eventually winning it all, is best known for the phantom travel.