Trailing Toledo by five points late in the second half, Notre Dame couldn't afford to give away free points. Possessing the ball just before the under-4 media timeout, they could trim it to one possession with their first bucket in six minutes. Instead, Notre Dame gave free points to Toledo. Actually, an overzealous referee desperate for a look-at-me call stole the points away from Notre Dame.
Irish forward T.J. Gibbs held the ball outside the arc awaiting when he was demolished by Toledo's Keshaun Saunders. The ref, standing six inches from Brey, whistled Gibbs for an offensive foul.
There's a lot to unpack here: First, the call itself indefensibly idiotic. The referee should face discipline. Second, Brey's delayed reaction is spectacular. He, like everyone with a brain, assumed the call was against Saunders. Third, Saunders celebrates like he did something right. You did nothing right.
Mareon Jackson hit both free throws to extend Toledo's lead, 52-45. And while Notre Dame came back, forced overtime, and won by two points, this call nearly cost them the game.