Barnaby Craddock, UFV men's basketball coach, took a page out of the Jim Playfair coaching manual Saturday night.
For the University of the Fraser Valley men's basketball head coach, that's what was needed in the fourth quarter.
With his players racking up foul after foul - 29 in total during the game - the wind was taken out of their second half comeback march.
"I don't think we've had more than one guy foul out in a game all year," Craddock said. "We had four of our top six guys foul out."
He tore off his jacket and loosened his tie as he marched onto the court to let loose on the officials.
"We are a top 10 team in the country and I feel there is a minimal respect for our players. There were some really tough calls on our star players," Craddock said after getting tossed from the game, following two technical fouls called against him.
"Our star players were in foul trouble the whole way, when our star players are doing what they are supposed to do and they are not getting treated with a lot of respect," he said.
"Sometimes it's my job to stand up for the guys in our program. If they are not being treated with the respect and getting the calls they (don't) deserve then the coach is going to have to stand up and say his piece for the program."
Trailing by 37-32 at half time and 51-57 at the threequarter mark, the Cascades mounted a comeback, getting to within two points of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.
That's when the foul trouble started.
"Obviously dealing with the foul trouble was difficult throughout the game. We had to go to the bench at awkward times," Craddock said.
"At the same point we didn't put our best performance out there."
Lethbridge finished the game with a 87-78 victory.
UFV was led offensively by Samuel Freeman with 23 points and Jasper Moedt with 20 points, before fouling out of the game.
The disappointing loss came on the heels of a 75-65 win over the Calgary Dinos Friday night, when Craddock said his team played a much stronger defensive game.
"Offensively I thought we didn't have the same performance as last night," he said after Saturday's loss. "I thought we defended very well versus Calgary getting the win yesterday."
Abbotsford's Joel Friesen led UFV with 23 points against Calgary.
"I thought we put out a lot of energy in on the defensive end and held out a solid team to 65 points But basically we won the game with some good defense," he said.
"We didn't play our best games this weekend and we have some big games coming up," said Craddock.
"Our season is only halfway over, we will get back and be on the floor again next week and hopefully put on a better basketball performance out there."
The Cascade men's team, sporting a 6-4 record, get back into action this weekend against the University of Victoria.