Ever since the December 10 brawl between Cincinnati and
Xavier, at the end of regulation, the tolerance for any kind of flagrant foul
has been near to none in college basketball.
In Texas Tech’s Wednesday night loss to Kansas, 81-46, in
Lubbock the first half had two flagrant fouls, a technical foul on Tech head
coach Billy Gillispie and the ejection of a Tech player.
On a play away from the ball Red Raider freshman Terran Petteway got wrapped up
with Conner Teahan and let his emotions get the best
of him as it looked as though Petteway took a swing a
After reviewing the play, the officials came out and ejected
Petteway from the game.
On Thursday, Tech came out with the news that Petteway will not play in the Red Raiders game against
Texas A&M in College Station on Saturday.
one could have a greater appreciation for playing hard more than I do,” said
Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillispie in a news release. “Our success
will be determined by playing hard at the highest level. However, we do
not and will never condone an emotional outburst of the physical nature like
what happened last night. We will learn how to compete extremely hard in
a sportsmanlike manner and represent the Red Raiders in a way of class.
That being said, Terran knew he acted wrongly and was
immediately apologetic. He understands that he must suffer the
consequences for his actions. We will all use this as learning experience
and move forward in a positive way.”
On the season Petteway is averaging 4.6 points per
game and 2.2 rebounds per game for the Red Raiders, but will not be on the
court for Tech on Saturday.