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Nikola Cerina, LaQuinton Ross ejected after scuffle (VIDEO)

Feb 20, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

Northwestern center Nikola Cerina and Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross were both ejected from last night’s 76-60 win for the No. 24 Buckeyes.

Cerina and Amir Williams got tangled up and, after a lengthy review, the referees determined that he threw a punch. Ross didn’t, however, and was instead ejected for a pair of dead-ball technical fouls. Those were the result of Ross pushing Cerina and Drew Crawford.

Throw a punch is ruled fighting, which means that Cerina is suspended for a game even though he didn’t make contact. Ross was not ejected for fighting, and thus does not face a one-game suspension.

Here’s the full statement from the lead official on Wednesday night:

  1. annapterp - Feb 20, 2014 at 10:55 AM punch was thrown and if not for Ross the incident would have been minor. Once again the officiating gets it wrong.

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