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    John Higgins Ref

    Is it just me or does Hohn Higgins never grant Iowa State ANY breaks when he refs. Like this weekend he was blowing his whistle before any fouls were happening when we were in the final minute of the game, he made bad calls all day, I have noticed this as well in other games..... I dont know what he has against Iowa State but he does not like us. is it just me noticing? Thoughts?



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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    In the end it went both ways on the fouls. The final call went ISU's way so there is no reason to *****.


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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Is Higgins the one LE got into it with?

    Also, after the game both coaches said what a great job the refs did - was that just coach speak because there were many calls I questioned.



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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    They can't comment too negatively towards officials or they risk getting fined or suspended.


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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    They can't comment too negatively towards officials or they risk getting fined or suspended.
    Ya I know but both seemed to go out of their way to compliment the refs - seemed odd or maybe couches do this all the time in the post game interviews and I've never noticed.



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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    John Higgins is the worst ref in college basketball. I cringe when he is an official for one of our games, can't hardly watch a game on TV when he is one of the officials. Terrible!!



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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Is he the guy with all the over the top acting, expressions, and stuff like that? I hate when refs do that. If it is him, he and Hightower need to go to a "don't make the game about you" class.




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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Hollywood Higgins blindly sucks toward all teams.




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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Quote Originally Posted by khaal53 View Post
    Hollywood Higgins blindly sucks toward all teams.
    Quit ripping on my dude Hollywood!

    The coaches meant what they said, Higgins is considered one of the best officials in CBB. He officiated the Big 12 title game last year, and the Duke-West Virginia Final 4 contest. To get those games, you have to be highly thought of.

    Same goes for Steve Olson, one of the other officials on the floor yesterday. He's done numerous NCAA regional games.

    I still maintain the game was well officiated for whatever that's worth.


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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Game was officiated well by the other two. Higgins was poor, as usual in my opinion. I don't get how he is well thought of. He always seems to be bad when I watch



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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    Is Higgins the one LE got into it with?

    Also, after the game both coaches said what a great job the refs did - was that just coach speak because there were many calls I questioned.
    I can't think of many refs that LE didn't get into it with, but if you're talking about the Mich. State game, then no. That was "Quick Draw" Curtis Shaw. He's known for handing out T's faster than just about any other ref in the biz.



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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    My main dislike for Higgins is his blatant understyding of Ed Hightower. Dude, just make the call. Refs aren't given Oscars for best dramatic performance.

    That, and I don't like his hair.




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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    Higgins is considered one of the best officials in CBB.
    That's what you hear about Hightower, too. I don't get it. I suspect that respect comes from other control-freak referees.



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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Higgins refereed my high school games back in the early 90s and we called him "surfer dude." I like "Hollywood Higgins" better. Some of these guys referee so many games night in and night out, I think it would be helpful for them to take a full year break. Seems like some of these veteran referees (Ed Hightower) just seem to get worse!



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    Re: John Higgins Ref

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant Clone View Post
    John Higgins is the worst ref in college basketball. I cringe when he is an official for one of our games, can't hardly watch a game on TV when he is one of the officials. Terrible!!
    I thought Ed Hightower was the worst ref in college basketball...



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