One of the most dynamic players in college basketball will not play in his team’s next game. Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell threw a punch during a scrum on Saturday when the Cardinals played Western Kentucky. He was thrown out of the game just before the half, and he will be forced to sit out when Rick Pitino’s squad takes on Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. Fortunately for Cardinals fans, Harrell will be back on Saturday, when the team takes on in-state rival Kentucky.
Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell has been suspended for one game by the ACC after being ejected from the fourth-ranked Cardinals’ 76-67 win over Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow.
The preseason first-team All-American became tangled with several Hilltoppers with 38.7 seconds remaining in the first half Saturday. A shoving match ensued, and as referees tried to separate players, an upset Harrell swung an elbow and kept yelling after being restrained.
After the officials reviewed video, Harrell was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected.
Harrell will serve the suspension during Louisville’s next game against CSU-Northridge on Tuesday.