In a strange-but-true NCAA tournament moment, Kansas State was assessed a technical foul before its game against Kentucky on Friday for dunking and grabbing the rim during warmups. The Wildcats’ Andrew Harrison shot two free throws before the teams’ first-round game tipped off, making 1 of 2.
The call is a Class B technical foul, one that “neither involves contact with an opponent nor causes contact with an opponent and falls below the limit of an unsportsmanlike act,” The rule in question falls in Section 4, Article 1, example “e” in your NCAA rule books:
“A technical foul shall be assessed to a player or a substitute for the following infractions:
e. A team member dunking or attempting to dunk a dead ball before or during the game, or during any intermission.”
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