OKLAHOMA CITY - Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight said Oklahoma fans now know how he felt after a loss at OU three years ago when a late-starting clock gave the Sooners extra time to score a game-tying basket.
Knight called for Oklahoma to forfeit the game with Texas Tech on Jan. 20, 2003, when the Sooners won 69-64 in overtime after two clock controversies in the final seconds of regulation. Video replay later showed the game clock started late after the Sooners in-bounded the ball on the game-tying possession.
“Maybe now those people at Oklahoma understand what I was talking about,” Knight told The Oklahoman for Thursday’s editions.
“Had Oklahoma forfeited that game against us like I suggested, they would have gotten far more positive publicity out of that than if they had gone to the Final Four that year. Now I guess the ’duck’ is swimming in the other pond.”
After two blown calls went against Oklahoma in its 34-33 loss to Oregon on Saturday, University of Oklahoma president David Boren asked Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg to pursue having the game eliminated from the record books.
Weiberg responded with a statement saying the result of the game would stand.
Oregon scored two touchdowns late to beat Oklahoma, including the game-winner that came after the Ducks recovered an onside kick. Video replay showed Oregon touched the ball before it went the required 10 yards, but the replay official did not overturn the call.
The replay official, Gordon Riese, who was suspended by the Pac-10 for one game, requested a leave of absence for the remainder of the season, the league announced Wednesday.
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