Ref head: St. John's end 'unacceptable'

Updated: March 10, 2011, 9:44 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The failure of Jim Burr, Tim Higgins and Earl Walton to officiate until the final buzzer of the St. John's-Rutgers Big East second-round game Wednesday at Madison Square Garden was "unacceptable," the head of the NCAA's officiating told ESPN.com.

John Adams, the national coordinator of men's basketball officiating, is in charge of selecting and managing the 98 officials for the NCAA tournament. He said whether Burr, Higgins and Walton advance to work the quarterfinals of the Big East ...

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