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VIDEO: Illinois' Alan Griffin Ejected After Stepping on Purdue Player

Alan Griffin, Illinois steps on Purdue's Sasha Stefanovic
Alan Griffin, Illinois steps on Purdue's Sasha Stefanovic

Illinois guard Alan Griffin was deservedly ejected Tuesday night after stepping on Purdue's Sasha Stefanovic. It was clear the sophomore stepped on his opponent purposely.

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That was clearly intentional and that ejected was completely warranted. Griffin could face additional punishment in the form of a suspension for an action like that, so the Big Ten will have to weigh in this week.

When Purdue played the Illini in Champaign earlier in the season, Griffin had 16 points and 12 rebounds and was key to the home team's win. It was a really dumb decision by a young player who may have cost his team in a close game.

Purdue leads 30-29 at the half.