NEW YORK (AP) — Duke guard Grayson Allen received a flagrant one foul for hip checking North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks as the Tar Heels forward was running up the court late in the first half of an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinal on Friday night. No. 11 UNC upset No. 4 Duke, 74-69, to reach the ACC tournament final vs. Virginia.

Brooks went down hard and stayed down in the backcourt as North Carolina scored. Officials stopped play and went to the courtside monitor to check a replay. Allen clearly stuck his backside out enough to bump the unsuspecting Brooks while the 6-foot-9 freshman was in the middle of a stride. Brooks was OK. He made two free throws with 52.7 seconds left.

“They were given a quick wreck and I bumped him and fouled him,” Allen mentioned all through the postgame information convention.

Brooks instructed journalists he felt Allen deliberately bumped him, and when Allen was once requested about it trainer Mike Krzyzewski jumped in.

“Do you assume that was once the one time somebody was once hipped within the recreation?” Trainer Okay mentioned. “For those who glance within the low publish, it is occurring always. So it came about at part court docket. They were given it. It is accomplished. And that did not win or lose the sport.”

Allen, a senior, was once reprimanded through the ACC for tripping two combatants all through his sophomore season. He was once stripped of his captaincy through Duke for any other travel as a junior.

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