Bo Ryan Blames Refs: ‘Feel Sorry For My Guys’ [VIDEO]
It's understandable that Wisconsin's Bo Ryan was upset or full of emotions after his team fell to Duke, 68-63, but what he said after the game was pitiful and sounded ridiculous.
"I told these guys how proud I was of them," the Wisconsin basketball coach told CBS' Tracy Wolfson. "It was just a situation where you just have to be able to handle all the hands and the checking, I mean there was more body contact in this game than any game we played all year."
Within minutes after his team lost, Ryan was clearly blaming the referees.
"I just feel sorry for my guys that all of the sudden the game was like that. I think they're struggling with that a little bit. We missed some opportunities, they hit some tough shots. It's just a shame that it had to be played that way."
At one point in the first half, Wisconsin only had two fouls, to Duke's seven. In the second half, Duke turned up the intensity, carried by freshmen guards Grayson Allen and Tyus Jones, that ultimately led to the Blue Devils securing Coach K's fifth national championship.