Tuesday December 16th, 2014

North Florida lost to Tennessee Tech, 82-80, on Monday night after the Ospreys were assessed a technical foul for dunking during pregame warmups. NCAA rules prohibit dunking within 20 minutes of tipoff

The game began with Tennessee Tech leading 2-0 after Torrance Rowe made a pair of free throws before the opening tip. Those two points proved to be the difference in the game, as Tennessee Tech went on to win by two. 

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The rule was also applied in a more high profile game last season, an NCAA tournament game between Kansas State and Kentucky, which Kentucky won 56-47. At the time, SB Nation compiled a helpful explainer about the rule.

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Ospreys, who had beaten Purdue on the road in their last game.

- Dan Gartland

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