CLASS Award Finalist Georges Niang Grabbed Tarik Phillip's Groin


Iowa State star Georges Niang helped West Virginia’s Tarik Phillip conduct a cup check during Monday night’s game. He was awarded a technical foul for his unauthorized below-the-belt touching.

The Mountaineers would go on to win, 97-87, but the real story will be how the low blow will affect Niang’s CLASS Award chances. The honor is given to a senior athlete “who excels on and off the court in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.”

I’m not sure tweaking an opponent’s private parts aligns with those values.