Official Statement from Curtis Shaw, OVC Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating
What happened at the end of regulation with the clock and why did the officials pick the time they did?
Two things happened. First the clock did not stop properly when the ball cleared the net. The refs reviewed the play to fix that problem. They also realized it did not start properly when it was inbounded.
The clock should have stopped at 9.6 seconds.
The officials took a stop watch and recorded the elapsed time from when the clock should have stopped to when the ball was thrown inbounds and touched. That took 3.4 seconds. So they subtracted 9.6 and 3.4 seconds and got 6.2 seconds which they put on the clock.
Why did the officials pick the spot to inbound the ball?
The officials put the ball back in play where they blew the whistle to fix the correctable error.