During Warmups, Please Don't Fake The Funk On A Nasty Dunk

Middle Tennessee started their week with a win over perennial Sun Belt contender/
bracketbuster Western Kentucky
 at home in Murfreesboro. They closed it with a rematch in Bowling Green.

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I flipped over to ESPN2 just in time for tipoff, when the scoreboard graphic made me do a double take. It read MTSU 0, WKU 1, with 20:00 on the clock.

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I pulled the online feed of the game up and rewound it to find out Blue Raider reserve forward Trevor Ottley isn't familiar with Rule 10, Section 6, Article 1, Part e of the NCAA basketball rule book, which reads.

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A technical foul shall be assessed to a player or a substitute for the following infractions:

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A team member dunking or attempting to dunk a dead ball before or during the game, or during any intermission.

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That's right, as silly as it sounds, you can't dunk during warmups in a men's game.

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A.J. Slaughter ended up hitting one of the two foul shots, so WKU went into tipoff with a 1-0 lead.

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Ottley did manage to make up for his error by getting a bucket -- a layup, not a dunk, oddly enough -- during the first half.

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