Basketball refs have no accountability and they know it.
Officials aren't exactly affiliated with conferences in basketball.
It's not like in football where the SEC has their own dedicated officiating crews.
For instance, here are all the games that one of our officials from last night has called this season.
They typically will call games in a basic region, though.
James Breeding called the UK game last year. He had to tell the ESPN camera guy to get off the court.
This guy, Doug Shows, has done games for years. I used to call him Superman. You just know he was tempted to put a curl in the middle of his hairline.
Mike Stuart gets a lot of calls wrong. He gets boo'd at BWA just about every game he does and you always see it gets to him. He wants to cuss us all to death.