The latest Allen incident came during Tuesday night's game against Florida State. As he is mid-air and about to fall into the Florida State bench, Allen shoves Florida State assistant Dennis Gates with two hands. He left the game with a head injury.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, helping the ninth-ranked Seminoles pull away from the No. 7 Blue Devils for an 88-72 win on Tuesday night. Allen was playing in his first road game since being suspended for a game. In Allen's second game back, it sure looked like he went for another trip, and now, it appears he's moved on to something else: pushing and shoving.
Rathan-Mayes, who was tripped by Duke's Grayson Allen in last year's meeting, said that the game had a personal feel for him, and the junior channeled that emotion into creating big plays. One of those incidents was past year against FSU guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes, and Seminole fans unleashed a torrent of verbal abuse on Allen during Tuesday's game. Keep an eye on him after he swats the ball back into play and decide for yourself. "We just got beat by a very good basketball team", Capel said. One of these particular plays was a highlight-reel worthy alley-oop feed from Rathan-Mayes to Jonathan Isaac, who emphatically threw down a vicious dunk to the home crowd's delight.
No. 9 FSU beats No. 7 Duke for record 11th straight win
The controversy surrounding Allen this season has been one of many obstacles for Duke to overcome. He's brought a lot of it on himself and some of it is insane, some of the things that has happened.
Florida State celebrated its return to the top 10 with another impressive performance, wearing down Duke with its size and depth.
Duke [14-3] travels for its next game at noon Saturday, Jan. 14 against Louisville at the KFC Yum!
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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the CT shoreline that will be in effect from 10 p.m. Stay close to weather information, but at this point the forecast for winter weather looks minor at best.