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Vanderbilt player issued flop warning against Kentucky – Here’s what that means

The game was stopped early in the first half of the Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt matchup when one of the Commodores’ freshmen, Dylan Disu, was assessed a “flop warning.” The official rule is listed as 4-10.1.C.4, and it’s used to identify faking a play, likely on a block, charge, 3-point shot or any other tactic used to “fool” the official.

College officials have been instructed to look for three specific types of flops before assessing the warning — jump shooters falling without being touched, players trying to draw a charge with little or no contact or a head snap to sell contact. The flop is treated similarly to a delay of game penalty, like putting the ball out of bounds or not coming out of a huddle in time.

A player who is called for flopping will get a warning that counts as a delay of game for the entire team – which is what happened to Disu against Kentucky. A second flop will result in a Class B technical foul and one free throw.

Article written by Maggie Davis

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10 Comments for Vanderbilt player issued flop warning against Kentucky – Here’s what that means



  1. Righteous1
    7:28 pm February 11, 2020 Permalink

    It looks like Bruce Pearl’s game plan is being used by the Candy coach!



  2. CahillsCrossingNT
    7:35 pm February 11, 2020 Permalink

    Score is all that matters. How UK was a double digit favorite is beyond me.



  3. notFromhere
    7:55 pm February 11, 2020 Permalink

    So, it doesn’t matter. It’s like the sideline warning in football.



  4. Looother
    9:22 pm February 11, 2020 Permalink

    My sources say Ky will cover the spread…



  5. Dark Soul
    10:38 pm February 11, 2020 Permalink

    Nick’s first foul was a damn flop



  6. Miller45
    2:30 am February 12, 2020 Permalink

    The flop rule sounds good on paper but officiating has proven and time again that there will be no consistency in enforcing any rule whatsoever, period



    • Rob
      3:34 am February 13, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly. I have yet to see an official give a warning for a “head snap”. They’ll probably wait until the tournament to start calling those.