Cal laments physical play in NCAA Tourney

Sounding like Phil Jackson trying to put a thought in the officials’ minds, John Calipari noted the physical nature of play in the NCAA Tournament.
“I watch all these games, I don’t know where all this physical play (is coming from),” he said Tuesday. “We’re supposed to be calling (fouls). I swear, one team had lacrosse equipment on.”
UK responded by making sure there’s a physical element to practices.
Calipari noted what he called “fish hook” maneuvers in which a defender steered a driver toward a player attempting to take a charge.
“Be aware of flopping,” Calipari said he advised the Cats.