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I've Never Seen Anything Like How Zach Edey Is Officiated

I had watched a good bit of Purdue basketball this season, but the only game I watched start to finish was the Boilermakers' early season matchup against Tennessee in Maui. That game featured some pretty insane foul calls going Zach Edey's way, but I don't think anything could have prepared me for what we saw in the Elite Eight on Sunday.

There are too many highlights and stats to possibly post them all, but I look forward to someone on YouTube doing a full breakdown on every call against Edey — and no-call on the other end — because the way refs treat this guy is genuinely one of the most insane things I've ever seen. He already has the biggest advantage anyone could possibly have on the basketball court and officials seemingly go out of their ways to make sure he gets the best whistle in the country, too. You know it's going to happen and it's still shocking when you watch it for 40 minutes.

Obviously, he's going to get hacked sometimes. Call that when it happens. But there is not a single rational person alive who believes Purdue shooting three times the amount of free throws as its opponent and Edey being the only starter to not commit a foul — or not be called for one, rather — in an entire half of basketball is normal.

It took him throwing a player into the photographers on the baseline to finally be called for a foul 30 minutes into the game.

I am at peace with Tennessee losing that game. It sucks that a team as fun and talented as this one goes out that way, but there's only so much they could do. It was a hell of an effort.

Congratulations to the viewing public of America who gets to watch Edey play on the biggest stage in the sport.