On Tuesday night, the Florida Gators faced off against the Arkansas Razorbacks in an SEC showdown. The Gators walked out with a win, but that was the last thing anything was talking about.
During the early stages of the second half, the officials made a ridiculous call. With Florida up 36-31, the ball went out of bounds and the Gators decided to huddle on the floor to discuss their next move.
Arkansas forward Adrio Bailey wanted to get a little closer to hear what the Gators were planning. Bailey walked right up to the huddle, but once Florida players realized what he was doing, they pushed him away.
The forward seized his opportunity to steal the spotlight by sprawling out like he just got hit by a truck. Although it was a clear and obvious flop, the officials called Florida for a technical foul. After review, the officials confirmed the call on the court.
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Arkansas guard Mason Jones hit both free throws after the foul, cutting Florida’s lead to 36-33.
In addition to Bailey’s acting, he played a solid game for the Razorbacks. He led the team in rebounds with eight and finished second in scoring, with 16 points on the night.
However, Florida walked out with the 73-59 win.