North Carolina star Brady Manek was ejected against Baylor in the second round due to a flagrant 2 foul, and fans were not happy about.
The North Carolina Tar Heels and Baylor Bears treated fans to an overtime thriller in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, but things sure got complicated for UNC when Brady Manek was ejected in the second half. Manek, who had 26 points to his name, received a flagrant 2 after a high elbow.
North Carolina fans were furious with the call, but the rules for college basketball state that a flagrant 2 will be called when a player swings an elbow excessively. This is exactly what happened with Manek vs. the Bears.
What’s a flagrant 2 foul in basketball?
With Manek getting tossed from the action, it really made things difficult for the Tar Heels. People remain furious with Manek having to watch the rest of the action from the locker room.
Flagrant 2 definition
As soon as Manek drilled Baylor’s Jeremy Sochan with his high elbow, there was fear he indeed would be ejected. Rules are rules and Manek had to learn it the hard way. Manek’s ejection came with 10:08 left in the second half, opening the door for Baylor to change everything and go on an unreal run to force overtime.
The call against Manek was no question controversial and it will be talked about for a while. North Carolina was up 25 points at that time as well.
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