Grayson Allen once again came under fire for an apparent dirty play during a game. The Duke star was called for a flagrant foul against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament on Friday night.
The Blue Devils’ senior stuck out his backside while a Tar Heels’ player was running up the court. Contact was made and the UNC player hit the floor.
Allen was called for a flagrant one.
Grayson Allen was called for a Flagrant 1 for an intentional hip check: pic.twitter.com/wjCqHlcMOG
— ESPN (@espn) March 10, 2018
Sunday night, Charles Barkley defended the Duke star.
The Turner Sports analyst said he was frustrated with the outrage surrounding the play. He thought everything was being overplayed.
Barkley voiced these thoughts during an interview with Coach K. He asked the Blue Devils coach if he was frustrated by the noise surrounding Allen, too.
““Yes,” Krzyzewski answered. “I’ve had a really good program for over 3 decades. I’m used to people making a mountain out of a molehill along the way. That goes with the territory.”
You can watch the interview below:
“It’s the 34th time for me. But for our freshmen, it’s their first time.”
— March Madness TV (@MarchMadnessTV) March 12, 2018
Duke, a No. 2 seed, is set to take on No. 15 seed Iona in the first round on Thursday.