The Tennessee Volunteers went into Memphis on Saturday afternoon and left with an impressive 102-92 victory.
The game was testy at times, but the Vols played tough all the way through and picked up another big non-conference win. The fireworks continued after the game, with Tennessee coach Rick Barnes and Memphis coach Penny Hardaway having an icy postgame handshake and Hardaway complaining about the Vols in his press conference.
However, perhaps it should have been the Vols complaining, as footage of several egregious flops by the Tigers surfaced after the game:
Have another look at the Memphis flop-fest. My favorite part is the double-flop at the end.
(Also, note the ref on the baseline called the last foul on the other side of the court) pic.twitter.com/6pQJrxTXII
— Ryan Moses (@RMoses10) December 15, 2018
Every single one of those is horrible, and Hardaway should be ashamed of his team when he sees this footage.
There’s always some gamesmanship that goes on with both teams in big rivalry games, but the Tigers embarrassed themselves on Saturday with these flops.