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Abilene Christian Called Out For 'Dirty Play' vs. Kentucky

John Calipari wearing a Kentucky pullover while pointing with his left hand.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 04: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats points while the Wildcats practice ahead of the 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium on April 4, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

On Thursday night, the Kentucky Wildcats took the floor as a heavy favorite in their contest against Abilene Christian. Even without PJ Washington, the Wildcats came into the game as a 20-point favorite.

After the first 20 minutes of play, it was evident Abilene Christian had no upset bid on its mind. Heading into halftime, John Calipari's squad held a 39-13 lead.

Although the (Abilene Christian) Wildcats fought back and produced at a higher level in the second half, they were still no match for the (Kentucky) Wildcats.

Late in the second half, Kentucky forward Nick Richards went up for a rebound and was undercut but an Abilene Christian defender.

Richards fell hard on his side and remained down for before being helped up.

After the foul, some were questioning if it was a dirty play by Abilene Christian.

Here's video of the play.

The Abilene Christian defender, Hayden Farquhar, appeared to run under Richards when he was already well into the air.

Contesting an opponent for a rebound by undercutting them isn't the smartest idea.

With Abilene Christian trailing by over 30 points at the time of the foul, it could easily be seen as a dirty foul made in frustration.

In the end, Kentucky won the contest 79-44 and set up a date with the winner of Wofford and Seton Hall.