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Duke routs Michigan State and many fans blame the referees

Michigan State’s Branden Dawson (left) reacted to a call during the second half of the Saturday’s Final Four game against Duke.
Michigan State’s Branden Dawson (left) reacted to a call during the second half of the Saturday’s Final Four game against Duke. The Associated Press

Duke thumped Michigan State 81-61 in the national semifinals on Saturday in Indianapolis, and you’d like to think the referees couldn’t possibly have affected the outcome of the game.

Many people, however, disagree:

Hey, that last comment counts as a bit of common sense.

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