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Oregon State's Jarmal Reid Ejected for Tripping Ref vs. Utah

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 12: Elgin Cook #23 of the Oregon Ducks ties up Jarmal Reid #32 of the Oregon State Beavers during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A jump ball was called on the play.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Mike NorrisChief Writer IIIJanuary 18, 2017

Oregon State Beavers forward Jarmal Reid was ejected from his team's game against the Utah Utes on Sunday for tripping an official, per Rob Dauster of NBC Sports:

The 6'7" senior had two points and five rebounds in the 59-53 loss. Oregon State suspended Reid for a minimum of four games on Monday.

According to Sean Meagher of the Oregonian, Reid was apparently frustrated with a no-call before the trip. It came at an inopportune time, as the game was tied at 52-52 with 2:56 remaining. The official called a flagrant-2 foul against Reid, and Utah outscored Oregon State 7-1 the rest of the way.

Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore didn't hold back once he realized referee Tommy Nunez was justified in tossing Reid:

This was something you don't see every day in college basketball, or at any level of basketball for that matter. The loss was the second in a row for the Beavers and dropped them to 2-3 in the Pac-12 and 11-5 overall.

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