Kyle Filipowski saw something from the Tennessee-FAU game that reminded him of a moment from Duke’s second-round loss to the Vols—Uroš Plavšić sending an opponent to the ground with a vicious hit.
After a brief review of the play the refs gave Plavšić a flagrant foul and FAU went on a run that ended with them winning the game and sending Tennessee home.
Filipowski had a very good take on that dirty play:
He was indeed speaking from experience:
Was that a bit of flop? Maybe. But he still took a pretty strong elbow to the chest from Plavšić.
Either way, both players are now watching the rest of the tournament from home.