UK Men's Basketball

Refs can call technical for flopping or faking

Kentucky Wildcats center Dakari Johnson (44) pulled in a rebound as Louisville Cardinals guard Chris Jones (3) flopped to the ground trying to get a call, as #1 Kentucky defeated  #4 Louisville  58-50 on Saturday December 27, 2014 in Louisville, KY. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Kentucky Wildcats center Dakari Johnson (44) pulled in a rebound as Louisville Cardinals guard Chris Jones (3) flopped to the ground trying to get a call, as #1 Kentucky defeated #4 Louisville 58-50 on Saturday December 27, 2014 in Louisville, KY. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff Herald-Leader

ESPN announcers and at least some Kentucky fans saw injustice when Louisville’s Chris Jones faked getting hit in the face in last weekend’s game against UK. He carried the ruse to the point of flexing his jaw as if to get the feeling back. Television replays showed no contact with UK big man Dakari Johnson. Yet there was no penalty accessed.

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