Big 12 Conference admits officiating errors

The Big 12 Conference admitted on Tuesday that errors were made by officials during Monday night's Kansas versus Iowa State men's college basketball game.

As Iowa State held a two-point edge over Kansas in the closing seconds, it appeared that the officials missed a potential charging violation, then called a foul on the Cyclones' Georges Niang as he and the Jayhawks' Elijah Johnson battled for the ball on the baseline.

Johnson then connected on two game-tying free throws with 4.9 seconds remaining to force overtime. Eventually, Kansas persevered for a 108-96 triumph.

The conference announced in a statement, "The Big 12 Conference acknowledges that officiating errors were made at the end of regulation during last night's Kansas at Iowa State men's basketball game. The plays have been reviewed and appropriate measures will be taken by the Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials to adjust the number of future assignments for the two officials involved in conjunction with Conference policies."