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Cincinnati forward Octavius Ellis was ejected from Thursday's NCAA tournament second-round game against Purdue for throwing an elbow at Boilermakers center A.J. Hammons.

By SI Wire
March 19, 2015

Cincinnati forward Octavius Ellis was ejected from Thursday's NCAA tournament second-round game against Purdue for throwing an elbow at Boilermakers center A.J. Hammons

Early in the second half, Hammons started approaching the basket to go up for a rebound. Ellis turned around and elbowed him near his face. 

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Ellis was given a flagrant 2, resulting in an ejection. He had seven points, three rebounds, two steals and a block when he was sent to the locker room. 

The winner of Cincinnati and Purdue will play the winner of Kentucky and Hampton on Saturday. 

- Stanley Kay

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