Saint Louis radio announcer gets into confrontation with referee

During Saint Louis' 76-62 win over VCU on Tuesday, a foul was called in the second half on Dwayne Evans of the Billikens. Saint Louis play by play announcer Bob Ramsey called the call on Evans a "cheap foul" and nearly immediately after the call, you could hear the referee say something to Ramsey. Ramsey then proceeded to tell the official to stay away saying "we're not gonna have it", and "this is 101's broadcast", referring to the station on which the game was airing. 

This is some pretty funny stuff from an announcer and referee that apparently take their jobs very seriously. I don't think Evans is going to face the same (if any) punishment that North Dakota basketball announcer Paul Ralston faced earlier this week when he called the team's loss to Northern Arizona a choke job, though. Maybe this clip will inspire referees to fight back across basketball. Just wait till Joey Crawford snaps on Jeff Van Gundy one day.

[The Big Lead]

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