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Oakland University mens basketball team played with women’s ball

During last night’s University of Illinois vs. Oakland University men’s basketball game, Illinois realized they were playing with a women’s basketball seven minutes into the first half.

A men’s basketball is one inch smaller and two ounces lighter than a woman’s ball. But no one noticed the difference in size until Illinois guard Demitri McCamey complained to the refs. The officials did not believe McCamey and his teammate center Mike Tisdale had to help convince the refs of their mistake.

Women’s ball or not, the Fighting Illini won the game 74-63.

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