What does it mean when a player receives a failure warning at a college basketball game? Fans may have noticed the umpire flopping more often.
Watching college basketball in Crazy March sometimes means learning about new rules right away.
For example, fans watching the NCAA Tournament may be confused when they hear the referee issue a “failure warning.”
What does that even mean?
What does a flop warning mean in college basketball?
A failure warning is really what it sounds like. A player was cautioned for being suspected of a flop during play.
Essentially, the NCAA treats failures like they’re delays of a game violation. If you do that, you will first get a warning.
The trouble comes when you try to do it again, because the second time you flop, it’s a Class B error.
The good side of it? It gives players an incentive not to fail, lest they pick up a technique at some point in the game.
Ugly face? People have noticed that flop warnings can really hurt a team when a flop is received.
So obviously college basketball didn’t figure it out perfectly, but the spirit is there to prevent failure from becoming a bigger part of the game.
What is considered failure? Situations where there is no contact in a shot attempt but a player dives in looking to foul is one. On the other hand, referees are also taught to look for defenders to create contact, especially by turning their heads when making contact with an attacking player.
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