Mick Cronin was less than pleased with the performance of his team in a 58-52 loss to Arizona on Saturday. But he was equally upset with the performance from the stipes throughout the game.

In that, he wasn’t alone. The officiating crew that handled the game was on blast all afternoon from both sides.

Cronin was particularly incensed right after the game tipped off. What looked like a block from Bruin big man Adem Bona was ruled a blocking foul on UCLA’s second defensive possession of the game.

“I can’t wait to hear Jay Bilas on the film. You know, people tune in to see Adem Bona play and the first play of the game you guys saw the same block I saw,” Cronin told reporters after. “It is what it is. I’m not getting fined, just so you know.”

Asked directly if he was surprised by the physicality with which Arizona played on defense, Cronin quickly responded with a “no.”

Arizona attacked UCLA’s bigs to try and force the issue. Both Bona and Kenneth Nwuba had four fouls apiece.

In terms of trying to legislate the physicality, fans on both sides felt the officiating crew of Tony Padilla, Frank Harvey III, and Michael Greenstein failed.

Arizona had its own gripe late in the game after a controversial goaltending call on Bona was waved off.

“I didn’t get any explanation other than that it wasn’t goaltending,” Arizona’s Tommy Lloyd said. “I might have liked a foul on the first dunk, but they didn’t call it, so you can’t review that. And they claimed there wasn’t a foul, so they’re probably right.”

It was a mid-day tip-off on ABC, so it was only natural that a Pac-12 athletic event feature some ref controversy.

Here’s some of the reaction from social media: