It was tweeted yesterday that official Doug Shows, who threw UK assistant John Robic out of Saturday’s game and later T-d up Willie Cauley-Stein, has called just seven technical fouls over the past three years, with four of the seven being on UK.
That’s not even close to being accurate.
Shows has called 51 technical fouls over the past three years. He’s called 12 technical fouls this year alone. Show is known for having a quick trigger when it comes to techs, not just with Kentucky.
In fact, in games that Doug Shows has officiated, with John Calipari as coach, Kentucky was 20-1 until the last four games. The Cats have lost all four — at Louisville, Texas A&M at home, at Alabama and at Tennessee. That brings the mark to 20-5.
By the way, Shows worked the 2011 championship game between Connecticut and Butler. He worked last year’s Final Four national semifinal between Kentucky and Louisville. UK won that game 69-61 to advance to the national title game.