Filed under: Oklahoma, USC, NCAA Basketball VideoLeonard Washington of USC committed the dirtiest play of the season so far when he ran down court in the second half of last night's game and hit Oklahoma's Blake Griffin square in the family jewels:
Washington, justifiably, was ejected, and he ought to be suspended. Cheap shots don't get much cheaper than hitting someone in the man region.
Amazingly, Washington claimed afterward that he hadn't done what we could all see him do.
From the Los Angeles Times:
"What do you think he said? 'I didn't do it,' " said Trojans Coach Tim Floyd, who didn't see the play happen live. "He's a freshman. He doesn't know that we film everything. But he's a good guy."
Uh, coach, I'm going to have to say I don't buy it when you call Washington "a good guy." Good guys don't hit other guys in the balls.
Worst of all, Washington's dirty play paid off: Griffin had to come out of the game briefly, and without their star, the Sooners struggled while USC went on a run. Fortunately, Griffin came back, scored 11 of his 25 points after the incident, and helped Oklahoma escape with a 73-72 win.
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