Cincy’s Octavius Ellis Ejected For Elbow to the Throat of A.J. Hammons (Video)

Octavius Ellis elbows AJ Hammons

The No. 8 Cincinnati Bearcats were able to erase a seven-point deficit with less than a minute remaining, before beating No. 9 Purdue in overtime.  And they did so without the services of their leading scorer and rebounder, Octavius Ellis, who was ejected early in the second half for an elbow to the throat of A.J. Hammons.

It was a pretty blatant cheap shot on the part of Octavius Ellis, who was handed a flagrant 2 after the play was reviewed by officials.  It was Ellis’ third ejection of the season, which explains why his team didn’t seem too fazed by the loss of their starting forward.

Here’s a look at the elbow:

Hat Tip – [The Cauldron]

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