Mick Cronin Ripped Refs After UCLA's Loss to Gonzaga

Gonzaga v UCLA
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Mick Cronin was salty after his UCLA Bruins came up short against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 Thursday night. Cronin opened his postgame press conference by saying he didn't have an opening statement, then ripped tournament organizers for taking far too long to let him in. Then he went off on the officials.

Here's Cronin being ticked off about having to wait for Gonzaga to finish its press conference:

And here's what Cronin said about why UCLA came up short, including complaining about the officiating:

Here's video of his remarks:

Just to clarify, Gonzaga and UCLA were both called for 15 fouls on the night. It was a physical game but officials seemed to let things go both ways.

The Bruins actually lost because they went 11 minutes without making a basket in the second half, Gonzaga outrebounded them 50-26 and they let Drew Timme score 36 points. You can't do any of those things and hope to win a college basketball game.