Duke interim head coach Jeff Capel, who is replacing Mike Krzyzewski while he recovers from back surgery, was not asked about the incident after the game but said he didn't believe Allen was affected by the Florida State crowd. He swatted at the ball to keep it in bounds, landed in the lap of FSU assistant Dennis Gates and appeared to shove the coach with two hands before falling to the ground.
Florida State forward Jarquez Smith chipped in nine points and three blocks, and he accounted for the game-defining moment in the second half. The 'Noles beat the Blue Devils, 88-72 (see highlights below).
"I know what a dirty play is and I was not the victim of one" during the teams' game Tuesday night", Gates posted.
Even an opposing coach can be expected to give Allen some benefit of the doubt, and perhaps Gates could have done a far better job removing himself from possible harm as a player dives into the bench. Center. It will be another rematch of Allen's foes as he faces Ray Spalding, the Cardinals player he tripped last February. That was not a dirty play.
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In his third game back after an "indefinite", one-game suspension, Duke star Grayson Allen again found himself in a questionable physical interaction with an opponent. But Allen has no built-in equity otherwise, and the Duke haters will surely be coming out again calling for some discipline from the ACC.
"I don't think what other people say, chant or do wears on him that much", Capel said. "He's brought a lot of it on himself and some of it is insane, some of the things that has happened that he's done".
Allen probably won't face any additional punishment for what he may have done to the Florida State coach. The chanting is what happens with a good crowd on the road.
Florida State's Jarquez Smith (23) blocks the shot attempt of Duke's Jayson Tatum in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tallahassee, Fla. "The defense and relentless wore him down".