VIDEO: Grayson Allen in another tripping incident, reacts strongly on the bench

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Grayson Allen is at the center of another controversial tripping incident.

The Duke star appeared to trip an Elon player late in the first half of the Blue Devils’ game against the Phoenix on Wednesday.

Allen took heat for for two tripping incidents last year and another controversial play on Monday.

Perhaps more noteworthy than another instance was Allen’s intense reaction after being assessed a technical  foul for the play.

Update:

After the game, Allen met with the media and apologized for tripping Elon’s Steven Santa Ana.

“I made a really bad play,” Allen said. “I’m sorry to him, Santa Ana. Sorry to the officials who have to call that. I’m sorry to my team because it’s selfish and taking away from them.

“I’m not proud of it at all.”

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in post-game radio that the play “was inexcusable and we deserve those fouls called against us. We had already lost our composure, but then we lost it more. It was disgraceful, really, the end of the first half.”

In his post-game press conference, Coach K suggested that whatever consequences Allen faces from Duke, they may not be public, which would seem to be speaking to a possible suspension.

“To think that it’s the last thing said about this to him is wrong,” Krzyzewski said. “Obviously we will do more. Doesn’t mean you have to see it or anybody else has to see it, but what he did tonight was right. That’s what people do. They say they’re sorry. They accept responsibility. They want to make sure that the other party knows that. “