With under two minutes to go in the Utah Ute’s 83-75 victory over in-state rival BYU on Wednesday night, BYU freshman guard Nick Emery threw a punch at Utah senior Brandon Taylor:
Emery was issued a flagrant 2 foul, resulting in an immediate ejection.
It’s understandable to be frustrated when on the losing end of a heated rivalry game, but you can’t sucker punch a guy. Below the video broadcast feed.
BYU coach Dave Rose gave his thoughts after the game, acknowledging a likely suspension.
BYU coach Dave Rose on Emery punch/flagrant 2. Don't think he's expecting to have Nick on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/oPo6ssYccG
— Sean Walker (@realdsean) December 3, 2015
Utah coach, Larry Krystkowiak, as you can imagine was not too pleased.
Larry Krystkowiak and Brandon Taylor quotes on Emery punch: pic.twitter.com/X6exBTXrwd
— Jon La Follette (@espn700jon) December 3, 2015
A suspension would seem likely to come for Emery, and the freshman won’t be in for a pleasant time when he goes up against the Utes again over the next few years.
[Source: CBS Sports]