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NCAA officiating evaluation criteria
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 14, 2013 @ 11:00 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Sports
In the words of NCAA coordinator of officials John Adams, how officials are evaluated and chosen to advance to later rounds in the NCAA tournament:
Four officials will work the two First Four games in Dayton. The other 96 officials selected to work the NCAA tournament will work the first weekend sites. Each site has one of Adams’ four regional advisors, who will grade each official on every call by noon the next day.
Seven officials are pre-assigned by the NCAA tournament to stay to officiate the second day of games (the round of 32). The six who perform best in their opening-round games will officiate, with the seventh referee being on standby.
After the first weekend of games, Adams and his regional advisors have a conference call discuss the performances of officials and choose referees for regionals by Monday afternoon, at which time they notify officials. The same process is duplicated a week later to pick Final Four officials.… [For more on NCAA officiating evaluation criteria, click here.]
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