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Goff gets one-game suspension

Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:25 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Rob Goff will miss the next Marshall men's basketball game because of his part in an incident during Wednesday's contest against West Virginia.

Goff received a one-game suspension for committing a flagrant-2 foul and Conference USA rules say he must sit out the next game.

The 6-foot-9 senior forward averaging 2.9 points and 3.4 rebounds will be inactive for a 7 p.m., Saturday, game against Coppin State in Cam Henderson Center.

With 1:41 left in the game Juwan Staten of the Mountaineers drove into the lane where he was met by the defense of Nigel Spikes and Goff. Staten missed and Deniz Kilicli put the rebound in. Staten was down on the court and while getting up raised his knee in the direction of Goff's head. As the WVU guard turned to go back on defense, Goff put his left foot into Staten's groin area.

A scuffle followed with players from both sides involved. The officiating crew of Mike Stuart, Duke Edsall and Bryan Kersey went to the replay to sort things out.

Goff was called for a flagrant foul and ejected from the game.

Spikes and Gary Browne of the Mountaineers picked up technical fouls.

West Virginia players Aaric Murray, Terry Henderson, Jabarie Hinds and Eron Harris were ejected for coming off the bench.

-- Rick McCann

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