John Higgins is considered to be one of the top NCAA basketball officials in the country. He has officiated the Final Four multiple times. Higgins, who comes from an Omaha family rich in athletic tradition, is on the road five to six days a week during the season. He has learned how to spend his evenings with fans, coaches, and players who often disagree with him and his decisions. What’s more difficult is handling his refereeing duties while still making time for his family and the business he owns. It’s not an easy task. As a referee, though, he has become one of the most recognizable and requested officials in college basketball.