Duke basketball: Punishment handed out to Clemson guard David Collins

Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore and Clemson guard David Collins (Dawson Powers-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore and Clemson guard David Collins (Dawson Powers-USA TODAY Sports) /

The ACC has handed out the punishments after Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore’s fall. 

The story of the night in college basketball was the Flagrant 2 foul assessed to Clemson’s David Collins after his dirty undercut of Duke basketball captain Wendell Moore.

Moore was able to stay in the game and seems to have avoided any injury. Collins was ejected from the game, but the Atlantic Coast Conference has levied further penalty against the Tigers’ guard as he is suspended for one game.

Collins will serve the suspension as Clemson hosts Notre Dame (17-7, 10-3 ACC) on Saturday night (7:00 p.m., ACC Network).

There was no further comment by the ACC about the suspension, nor has there been a comment by Collins or Clemson since the suspension was announced.

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski called the event “one of the most dangerous plays” he has ever seen, and the Hall of Famer was assessed a technical foul in the sequence after rushing out onto the court.

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Moore provided an update on Twitter after the game as Collins took to Instagram to explain his side of the story and say that he was not trying to hurt the Duke forward.

Wendell Moore finished the game with eight points, four rebounds, and eight assists in 33 minutes of action while Collins was scoreless in 14 minutes.

No. 7 Duke (20-4, 10-3 ACC) defeated Clemson, 82-64, as the Tigers (12-12, 4-9 ACC) have now lost three games in a row.

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The victory was much needed for the Blue Devils on Thursday night after their loss on Monday at home to the Virginia Cavaliers.

Duke will now continue its road trip and face Boston College (9-13, 4-8 ACC) on Saturday afternoon before returning home for two of the last three games for Mike Krzyzewski inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The team currently has the top spot in the ACC regular-season standings.

Tipoff between the Blue Devils and Eagles is at 5:00 p.m. (ACC Network).

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