Mizzou Hoops came up with a potentially season-defining win on Wednesday as the Tigers rallied from a 10-point deficit to come back and beat No. 25 Arkansas, 79-76 in front of a raucous crowd at Mizzou Arena.
One of the most pivotal moments of the game came in the middle of Missouri’s furious second-half comeback effort as DeAndre Gholston stayed with the play, draining a big two-pointer despite the heinous actions of an Arkansas defender.
Gholston tumbled to the floor after the brutal contact but was able to get back to his feet with some help from the Tiger bench.
You can watch the video replay of the moment below.
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Just saw one of the worst foul calls in college basketball history against Arkansas. pic.twitter.com/rikDGlfkVT
— Brandon Walker (@BFW) January 19, 2023
Despite what some considered to be intentional hard contact by Arkansas’ Makhi Mitchell on the play, the referee crew ultimately determined the foul to be merely a common foul rather than a flagrant infraction.
After regaining his composure, Gholston stepped to the free throw line but was unsuccessful on the free throw attempt, so it’s almost as though the foul call didn’t have a major impact on the outcome of the game. Reports indicate that Hogs fans haven’t let that stop them from whining incessantly on Twitter in the hours following the event.
At press time, Gholston is believed to have avoided any serious injury from the play.