Tech delay caused clock problem

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Associated Press
January 5, 2012
— Wisconsin officials say a split-second discrepancy between two game clocks that caused confusion at the end of a basketball game against Michigan State was the result of a routine technological delay that happens in venues across the country.

Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans appeared to hit a desperation 3-pointer to send Tuesday’s game into double overtime. But the shot was disallowed on a replay review when officials ruled he released it after time expired.

The clock on top of the backboard showed all zeros, but there was a fraction of a second left on another clock located on a nearby electronic display.

Officials say the backboard clock is official and was working properly. They say it is normal to have a slight delay.

when clock data is relayed to electronic scoreboards.

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