Iowa State-UNC Game Ends on Controversial Clock Issue

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIMarch 23, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 23: Monte Morris
USA Today

Sunday's round-of-32 matchup between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Iowa State Cyclones ended in very bizarre fashion.

After Iowa State's DeAndre Kane hit the go-ahead shot with just 1.6 seconds left, the Tar Heels crossed the half-court line and tried to call a timeout. 

The referees originally ruled that UNC had signaled for the timeout before the game clock expired. But upon video review, the refs determined that it took a while for the clock to start up after the Tar Heels inbounded the ball. Thus, they declared that the game was over, giving the Cyclones the two-point victory.

Here's how the game's ending was explained to North Carolina coach Roy Williams.