Tennessee Tech beat the University of North Florida 82-80 in college basketball tonight, in a non-conference matchup of two NCAA Division I schools that you have probably never heard of. But how the North Florida Ospreys lost was really quite brutal, as bad as you'll see in college basketball this season.
You see, there's actually an NCAA rule against dunking during the final 20 minutes of pregame warmups. This comes up every couple of years, and last time it happened SB Nation put together a nice little explainer. Basically it comes down to Section 4, Class B, Article 1e of the NCAA Men's Basketball rule book, which states a technical foul should be assessed for:
A team member dunking or attempting to dunk a dead ball before or during the game, or during any intermission.
Apparently North Florida violated Section 4, Class B, Article 1e of the NCAA Men's Basketball rule book during their pregame warmup, and Tennessee Tech was awarded a technical foul. The result:
Yep, the final margin of victory was precisely those two free throws. That dunk better have been sick.
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