• 10:34:40 pm on March 18, 2010 | 0
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    With help of refs, Villanova avoids historic upset to Robert Morris

    Twenty-five years ago, Villanova pulled the biggest upset in college basketball history when Rollie Massimino’s team stunned mighty Georgetown in the NCAA championship. Today, the Wildcats narrowly avoided being on the other side of a tournament stunner. They can thank the referees for helping them do so.

    Some controversial calls aided No. 2 Villanova in a thrilling, 73-70 overtime win over No. 15 Robert Morris in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Robert Morris, a tiny school of 4,000 in Pittsburgh, had led the Wildcats for much of the game but fell victim to some dicey officiating near the end of regulation and in overtime.

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