Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell was ejected from the Cardinals 76-67 victory over Western Kentucky after he threw a punch in the first half.
Louisville SID Kenny Klein confirmed that Harrell was ejected on a Flagrant 2 foul, not for fighting. The ACC will reportedly review the play and can add a suspension if it deems it’s warranted.
Louisville’s next game is Tuesday against Cal-State Northridge.
“He deserved to get ejected,” Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said on Fox Sports 1 after the game.
“I used to coach Charles Oakley [with the Knicks], I saw that every night.”
Harrell apologized after the game.
“It was a heated situation,” Harrell said. “Everything took a turn for the worse. It’s bad that I overreacted in the heat of the moment, and I just want to apologize to my teammates. I want to apologize to the University of Louisville and apologize to my coaching staff. I know I shouldn’t have acted that way and I’m truly sorry.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.