Cincinnati is locked in a tight battle with Purdue for the right to play (presumably) Kentucky in the next round, but their task just got a lot harder after forward Octavius Ellis was given a flagrant two and ejected for the forearm shiver above. He seemed to regret his excessively violent boxing out technique, as he left the floor crying.

Ellis was Cincinnati's leading scorer and rebounder this season. If they do manage to knock off Purdue without him, however, Ellis will be eligible to play against Kentucky.

[CBS]