Clemson's David Collins receives suspension for flagrant foul vs. Duke
Clemson guard David Collins has been suspended for one game for committing a dangerous foul on Duke’s Wendell Moore Jr. on Thursday night.
The ACC announced that decision on Friday afternoon:
News: The ACC announces a one-game suspension for Clemson’s David Collins.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) February 11, 2022
Collins apologized to Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski before leaving the floor. He also issued this statement on his Instagram on Thursday evening:
Statement from Clemson’s David Collins on his flagrant foul on Wendell Moore Jr. tonight: pic.twitter.com/44x7UEyelT
— Saturday Road (@SaturdayRoad) February 11, 2022
Moore was able to stay in the game and finished with 8 points and 8 assists in 33 minutes.
Collins will miss Clemson’s game against Notre Dame on Saturday. The Fighting Irish are still fighting for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Collins is averaging 10.5 points per game this season. He’s a grad transfer from South Florida who is in his first season with the Tigers.
Meanwhile, Clemson’s season will likely come to an end during the ACC Tournament. The Tigers are 12-12 overall and 4-9 in ACC play. Their last conference win came vs. Florida State on Feb. 2.
Duke is still fighting for seeding in the Big Dance. The Blue Devils are widely considered to be a 2-seed right now, but a 1-seed is still within reach.
Duke faces Boston College on Saturday.