NCAA admits scoring error in Albany-Florida game

BY foxsports • March 18, 2016

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The NCAA has acknowledged that the official scorer made a mistake in Albany's victory over Florida on Friday in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament.

The final score will remain 61-59 despite the official box indicating Florida actually had 58.

Florida's January Miller was credited with a made free throw to complete a 3-point play with 6:31 left in the second quarter. But she missed the free throw. The scoreboard gave Florida credit for a made free throw.

The mistake was caught after the game, but the score won't change. NCAA rules say: ''when all three officials leave the visual confines of the playing area at the end of the game, the officials' jurisdiction has ended and the score has been approved.''

share story