Before the Kansas State-Kentucky game even started, the KSU Wildcats were already at a disadvantage. Walk-on Brian Rohleder was handed a technical foul after dunking during the warm-ups of the team’s second-round NCAA Tournament game.
The actual ‘reason’ for Rohleder’s technical foul is even more bizarre:
Official explanation on technical. Rule says you can't dunk once pregame clock hits 20:00. Walk-on Brian Rohleder threw one down at 19:58
— Chris Fickett (@ChrisFickett) March 22, 2014
Andrew Harrison would give Kentucky the 1-0 lead after making one-of-two before the game had started. KU would end up winning 56-49 and plays Wichita State next.
Kansas State coach Weber said technical before the game lacked common sense. "A good ref" would have warned the team not to dunk, he said.
— Shannon Ryan (@sryantribune) March 22, 2014
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