The Oregon Ducks gave a spirited effort against Virginia Thursday night but eventually fell, 63-59. Ducks guard Ehab Amin went down much more willingly after a second-half incident with Mamadi Diakite.
Come on, man. Have some self-respect. There’s exaggerating a call and then there’s flopping like a recently-caught bluegill desperate for the water.
The move actually backfired because Amin himself was hit with a corresponding technical as well, eliminating any advantage. And he didn’t really need to do it since Diakite had already initiated (very minor) forehead-to-forehead contact.
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