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Flopping controversy at Duke game

The University of Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Vanderbilt 6-1 Friday at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky., to advance to next week's SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala.
Photo by Chet White

The University of Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Vanderbilt 6-1 Friday at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky., to advance to next week's SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. Photo by Chet White

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - As Duke beat Kentucky Tuesday night in Atlanta, a little controversy over flopping emerged. With a smile on his face, UK's John Calipari pointed the finger at the Blue Devils during a halftime interview with ESPN.

Flopping is faking fouls and through the years Duke players have been accused of it. Leaving the court at halftime, Calipari told ESPN's Andy Katz, "They're flopping all over the place, in the NBA they'd all be suspended."

After the game, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski said he paid no attention to what Calipari and other coaches say. Cal said he didn't remember the comment. "I don't even remember, what did I say?" It was a joke, come on, you guys at Duke can take a joke, right? Geez, just kidding."

Krzyzewski had a serious response. "I would hope that anybody who watches the game would say that our kids really played outstanding defense and were there to take charges. And we don't make any money so we can't be fined."


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