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Coach K Reacts To Grayson Allen Flagrant Foul

Grayson Allen on the floor against Rhode Island.

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Rhode Island Rams during the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Grayson Allen has mostly stayed clear of controversy this season. Mostly.

That ended in the first half of tonight's ACC semifinal against UNC. With the clock winding down Allen appeared to throw his backside into Tar Heel forward Garrison Brooks.

Like it or not, Allen received a flagrant 1 foul for the play. Like many other Allen on-court incidents, this one could go either way, but since it's Allen, people assume intent.

Here's the play in question.

Following the game, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski gave the following response when asked about the play, via Duke Chronicle:

“You don't want any foul in a game,” he said. “That was another foul in a game. Do you think that that was the only time someone was hipped in the game? If you look in the low post, that's going on all the time, so it happened at halfcourt, they got it, it's done, and that didn't win or lose the game.”

In the end, Allen was assessed a flagrant foul, and Duke was handed defeat by the Tar Heels. North Carolina takes on Virginia tonight to decide the ACC tournament champion.