Parise On Kyle Guy Controversy: "That Was A Foul"

Think Kyle Guy wasn't fouled? Vin Parise explains why you're wrong.

Taz and the Moose
April 08, 2019 - 10:03 am
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In the waning seconds of the Final Four on Saturday, Virginia’s Ty Jerome committed a double-dribble. But a funny thing happened: the referees didn’t call it, and the commentators didn’t realize it.

“Nobody caught it live,” FOX Sports college basketball analyst Vin Parise said on Taz & The Moose. “Bill Raftery is the best, and the crew didn’t even catch it on the instant replay. Gene Steratore had to come by 10 minutes later and show everyone.”

Virginia maintained possession, Kyle Guy was fouled, he sank three free throws, and the Cavaliers (34-3) won. They will face Texas Tech (31-6) for the national championship Monday at 9:20 p.m. ET.

“If he would have just lost the dribble in the backcourt and picked the ball back up and begin dribbling, it would have been an obvious double dribble,” Parise said of Jerome. “I think it was the behind-the-back off the foot while the defender was on him tight – I don’t know if it simulated a deflection, but you very rarely see that situation. I just know for a fact that happens often and it’s not called.”

As for Guy, there shouldn’t have been any controversy.

“That was a foul,” Parise said. “That was called a foul very night of the season this year, and it’s not so much about the body contact. You have to be able to take a three-point shot and come down without a guy submarining your legs.”

However, many fans and analysts – including Marc Malusis – believe that foul shouldn’t be called in that situation.

“I hear you,” Parise said, “but if that’s called every single day of the season and that’s not called on Saturday night, how are you feeling if you’re Tony Bennett? At the end of the day, Kyle Guy still has to go to the line and go 3-for-3 from the line, which only happens 48.6 percent of the time.”

Click below to listen to Parise’s interview in its entirety.