I've seen the message boards, and to be honest, If I were a supporter of Pelphrey, I would be crying to. But people, Arkansas was the best team tonight, and once again they came up short. It's happened way too often under John Pelphrey.
I know some are blaming the refs, but the refs didn't cost Arkansas the game. I think they missed a goal tending call, but the call with Wade on the baseline could have went either way. If your going to tell me the ref standing by Darrin Horn across the court didn't hear him call timeout before the South Carolina player stepped out of bounds, I'm not buying it. In that situation, if Darrin Horn intended on calling a timeout, which the refs said he did, he would have been calling a timeout as soon as the South Carolina player established possession. It appeared to me as though it was at least the fourth or fifth step up the court before the player touched the out of bounds line. Plus, by Horn's reaction it's obvious he felt he called the timeout before the player stepped out of bounds. As for the backcourt call, it was backcourt. Sorry!
I witnessed Wade and Clarke both catch passes, and then switch their pivot foot right under the refs noses. This is when Arkansas was controlling the game and South Carolina was down five and seven points. South Carolina needed those calls, but they didn't get them. And there were other calls the refs missed that went against South Carolina.
What I don't like is the fact Pelphrey all but cried about it. That's not good. I imagine now his team feels as though they were cheated. That won't bold well for them going back out on the road Saturday against a better team. That's just my opinion. I will say this, I know Bobby Petrino and the football team has been cheated, but I never heard him cry about it. He held his head high, and when questioned about the calls answered, I didn't like it! There's a huge difference between him and Pelphrey. His teams respond after tough losses, let's see what Pelphrey's does.