Referees stuck with their original call that the ball left Wise's hand with time remaining on the clock after taking time to review the play. Lipscomb radio announcer Jonathan Seamon wrote that one official even asked for a pair of glasses.
"I don't want in any way, shape or form to sound like there's sour grapes on our behalf, but the clock showed 0:00 and the ball was still in (Wise's) hands,'' Sanderson told The Tennessean. "The red light on top of the backboard was on. We looked at it frame-by-fame."