Oregon's Ehab Amin performs worst flop of 2019 NCAA tournament (Video)

Theatrical flopping very rarely works anymore in college basketball. Reviews of potential flagrant fouls have rendered it ineffective. But don’t tell Oregon’s Ehab Amin.

Amin’s entry in the 2019 NCAA tournament flop contest, during the second half of Thursday’s Sweet 16 game against top-seeded Virginia, is sure to be a winner:

Amin and Mamadi Diakite exchanged words after a rebound. They went forehead-to-forehead. In doing so, both drew technical fouls.

But before a referee could dole them out, Amin threw himself backwards to the floor. It was likely not the reason he or Diakite received technicals. Instead, it was just comical.

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 28: Virginia Cavaliers guard Ty Jerome (11) drives up the court during a full court press during a game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Oregon Ducks in the south regional semi-final of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Louisville, KY on March 28, 2019 . (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 28: Virginia Cavaliers forward Mamadi Diakite (25), center, works his way through the Duck's defense during a game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Oregon Ducks in the south regional semi-final of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Louisville, KY on March 28, 2019 . (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 28: Mamadi Diakite #25 of the Virginia Cavaliers gets in a scuffle with Ehab Amin #4 of the Oregon Ducks during the second half of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at the KFC YUM! Center on March 28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 28: Mamadi Diakite #25 of the Virginia Cavaliers gets in a scuffle with Ehab Amin #4 of the Oregon Ducks during the second half of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at the KFC YUM! Center on March 28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Oregon's Payton Pritchard looks up during a stop in play during the second half of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game against Virginia, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Virginia won 53-49. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Virginia's Ty Jerome (11) is defended by Oregon's Payton Pritchard (3) during the second half of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Oregon's Payton Pritchard (3) drives against Virginia's Jack Salt (33) and De'Andre Hunter (12) during the second half of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Virginia's Kyle Guy celebrates following a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game against Oregon, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Virginia won 53-49. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Virginia head coach Tony Bennett directs his players during the second half of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game against Oregon Friday, March 29, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Virginia won 53-49. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Oregon's Ehab Amin watches from the bench during the second half of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game against Virginia, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Oregon's Francis Okoro sits on the bench during the final minutes of the second half of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game against Virginia, Friday, March 29, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Virginia won 53-49. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 28: Virginia Cavaliers guard Kyle Guy (5), right, nails a 2nd half 3 pointer in front of his bench during a game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Oregon Ducks in the south regional semi-final of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Louisville, KY on March 28, 2019 . (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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