NCAA: Restore the Iowa State men's basketball team's home winning streak

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NCAA: Restore the Iowa State men's basketball team's home winning streak

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Wide Right Natty Lite started this petition to 700 W. Washington Street P.O. Box 6222 Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Monday, February 25, Iowa State's home winning streak ended due to questionable officiating in the final seconds of the game. This subpar officiating directly led to Kansas tying the game, ultimately sending the game to overtime, where Iowa State eventually lost. While referees are meant to be the arbitors of a game, they aren't meant to directly decide the outcome. Due to the referees direct impact on the game, we ask that the NCAA use every bit of power at its disposal to restore the Cyclone men's basketball team's home winning streak.

No idea how this will work in practice. The winning streak was at 22 before Monday night's stolen victory. The NCAA could award the Cyclones the victory, giving Iowa State a 23-game home winning streak, or they could just pretend the game never happened. Maybe they could ban the Jayhawks from playing basketball ever again. That seems unlikely, but fair.

Maybe the most honest way to restore Hilton's win streak would be to put the current tally at 24, but with an asterisk. A way of acknowledging that technically, Iowa State did lose the Kansas game at home, but the outcome was tainted. No matter. Given the NCAA's track record, whatever method they decide to use will certainly be fair, timely and in no way a perversion of the idea of college athletics.

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