Referee in NCAA Tournament game received death threats after Kentucky loss

Kentucky fans rioted in the streets after the loss, burning televisions and couches, and later turned their attention to Higgins. "Amazing that we had a chance".

The report continues to say that Higgins' phone has been "ringing off the hook".

Some fans trashed the review section of Higgins' company Facebook page, writing false and damaging messages.

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North Carolina beat Kentucky 75-73 on Luke Maye's buzzer-beating jumper, while the Wildcats were whistled for 19 fouls, including two each on Malik Monk, De'Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo in the first half.

According to ESPN, Higgins met with law enforcement for over two hours on Tuesday after he received disturbing death threats. The person requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Other fans of the game combated by up-voting the business while trashing Kentucky fans.

Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's senior vice president of basketball, said Higgins is still scheduled to work one of the games in the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday.

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The Kentucky athletic department released a statement asking fans to show good sportsmanship.

Additionally, Higgins has been receiving constant death threats. After the game, head coach John Calipari shared his own beef with what he felt was the excessive amount of fouls called in the loss.

After officiating arguably one of the best games in this year's March Madness, NCAA referee John Higgins is feeling the wrath from angry Kentucky fans, who have resorted to disgusting death threats after disturbingly bashing his private business.

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