Duke G Grayson Allen trips another player, gets reprimand

By The Sports Xchange  |  Feb. 27, 2016 at 1:24 AM
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For the second time in a month, Duke sophomore guard Grayson Allen appears to have intentionally tripped an opposing player.

In video of the game broadcast, Allen seemed to intentionally trip Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes near the end of the No. 15 Blue Devils' 80-65 win on Thursday night.

Allen stretches his left foot backward near midcourt as Rathan-Mayes begins to break upcourt behind him with about 20 seconds left in the game. Rathan-Mayes runs into Allen's leg and stumbles to the court.

Allen then turns to Rathan-Mayes with outstretched arms, his palms facing upward. Allen was not called for a foul.

Atlantic Coast Conference senior associate commissioner Paul Brazeau, who attended the game, told ESPN on Thursday night that the conference would review the Florida State-Duke game, including the tripping incident.

The ACC announced Friday afternoon that Allen will not be suspended for his actions. Instead, the conference issued a reprimand to the Blue Devils' leading scorer.

Allen took some heat on social media.

"He wanted to keep playing physical," Allen said after the game, according to the Fayetteville Observer. "So I tried to walk away from it as he was grabbing me. We ended up tangling up and falling. ... It was nothing."

Allen also tripped Louisville forward Ray Spalding in a win over the Cardinals on Feb. 8 and was whistled for a flagrant foul.

Allen, who is on pace to lead Duke in scoring and assists, led the Blue Devils with 18 points on Thursday.

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