NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee recommends technical fouls assessed for flopping
The NCAA is hoping to put an end to flopping in college basketball.
On Friday, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended that officials assess a technical fouls to players who flop or fake being fouled during a game. The committee suggests that the rule be implemented during the 2021-22 season.
Currently, players are assessed a flop warning the first time it happens in the course of a game. The second results in a technical foul. Under the new proposal, players would be a Class B technical foul if an official believes there was a flop.
The player charged with the technical foul for flopping would not be given a personal foul.
At this time, the potential rule change is just a recommendation. It must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel before it can be placed in the rule book. The panel is set to meet on changes for men’s basketball rules on June 3.