I touched on the calls earlier. Scroll down to get my thoughts.
As for coaches handling these situations ... Martin works the refs throughout the game. He just does it without the theatrics that we see from guys like Bruce Pearl, Frank Martin and John Calipari. Maybe doing all that animated ranting and raving gets you a payback call in the short term, but I don't think it works long-term for a coach ... because if it did, they'd get more calls and wouldn't have to rant and rave every night. I think your odds are better to get the benefit of the doubt if you speak your mind with the officials without demeaning their existence every trip down the floor. Cuonzo also realizes that his players are watching his every move - and he doesn't want them losing their cool every time a call goes against them.
He touched on this topic a few years ago and I've always respected his approach:
“I’m not a guy who’s going to swear, curse or cuss out an official. I’m not doing that to another man, because he’s a man first, and he’s doing a job. If I can’t talk to you the way I need to talk to you then we’ll live to fight another day. Because if you’re officiating the game the way you’re supposed to officiate then I shouldn’t have to say certain things for you to change what you’re doing, because that’s your job to do. And you’re hired by this league to do your job.
“I’m not going to demean another man just to get a call, because I am teaching young men what it looks like to be a man, how you act and how you’re perceived.
“Now, is it tough? Yeah, it’s very tough. Imagine how tough it is to restrain sometimes. But I have to do that. It’s not an easy thing to do, and there’s a lot of prayer just to keep my focus and composure, especially when I feel like (the officials are) doing that to my guys. That’s painful for me. There’s not a lot I can do about it. You get a tech and then what? You change a call? Then you’re not doing a very good job in the beginning. That’s how I look at it.”