Duke's Grayson Allen shoved a Florida State coach with both hands while diving for a loose ball Tuesday night in Tallahassee.
Seminoles assistant coach Dennis Gates fell to the floor but was unharmed.
Allen left the game minutes later with a head injury and did not return, finishing with nine points, five assists and three rebounds. The 'Noles beat the Blue Devils, 88-72 (see highlights below).
Perhaps he was just trying to regain his balance. But it's increasingly difficult to give Allen — whose tripping incidents led to his one-game suspension three games prior — the benefit of the doubt.
UPDATE: Gates defended Allen in an interview with ESPN Wednesday morning. "Grayson Allen did not make a dirty play," Gates said. "That was not a dirty play. He plays hard, he dove after a loose ball. I should have been sitting down, but I wasn't. My intent was to absorb the contact. His hip hit my hip and that's what people aren't looking it. That's a basketball play. Not a dirty play."null