Flopping in basketball at almost every level has been an issue for the sport for decades. But the advent of instant replay has made it easier than ever to catch players doing it.
Now it appears that the NCAA is going to start cracking down harder on flopping in college basketball. On Friday the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended that officials start assessing technical fouls to players who fake being fouled.
“Under this proposal, officials would no longer issue a warning on the first occurrence when they judge that a player is faking being fouled,” the NCAA said in a statement. “Instead, officials would assess a Class B technical foul to the player each time they judge a player is embellishing being contacted, and the opposing team would receive one free-throw shot. The player whistled for feigning a foul would not be assessed a personal foul.”