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February 01, 2005|From Associated Press

San Francisco Coach Jessie Evans got little solace Monday from the decision by the West Coast Conference to suspend three officials for improperly using video replay to disallow a three-point basket by the Dons in a loss to St. Mary's.

The WCC suspended Thomas Wood, Tom Spitznagel and Chad Johnson one game apiece for their mistake in San Francisco's 68-64 loss Sunday that cost the Dons a share of first place in the conference.

"There's no vindication; still a little frustration," Evans said. "

San Francisco's Dommanic Ingerson made a three-point shot midway through the first half, and the officials initially counted it.

But four minutes later, the officials disallowed the basket after conducting a video review that showed Ingerson's shot came after the shot clock expired.

Jack Ditty, the conference's coordinator of men's basketball officiating, said officials are allowed to use video review only on shots at the halftime buzzer or the end of a game.

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