ST. LOUIS -- Kansas State was down by a point before Friday night's NCAA Tournament game even started.
Not easy to do.
But K-State walk-on Brian Rohleder, from Bishop Carroll High, dunked when he wasn't supposed to during pregame warmups, so K-State was assessed an administrative technical foul.
Kentucky's Andrew Harrison made one of two free throws before the game officially began.
A NCAA rule says "No player may dunk or attempt a dunk a dead ball before or during the game, or during an intermission."
Referees said that means no one can dunk once the 20-minute pregame clock starts ticking. Rohleder dunked with 19:48 on the clock. The refs were watching and the T was assessed.
John Underwood, Big 12 Conference supervisor of officials, said the rule has been in place since 1978.