If you ask most people, Octavius Ellis shouldn’t even have played today. Ellis was ejected from Thursday’s game against Purdue for throwing a forearm, but because it wasn’t considered “fighting,” he was eligible for today’s game.
Ellis earned himself a place in the BBN Enemy Hall of Fame today for his chippy performance, which got him fouled of the game. Ellis tried his best to get under Kentucky’s skin, getting tangled up in three sketchy fouls. I’m still not entirely sure why Aaron Harrison was called for the technical when Trey Lyles and Ellis got in a scuffle, but the fans turned on Ellis after that, booing him loudly on each possession. When Ellis finally sat down after his fifth foul, the crowd rejoiced.
This man in the white polo’s still ready to go at him: