When Montrezl Harrell was thrown out of Saturday's game against Western Kentucky, it was for a flagrant 2 foul and not for fighting. The difference is that the former does not carry an automatic one game suspension.
Despite this, the ACC owns the right to intervene in matter such as these, and apparently they have done just that, suspending Harrell for Louisville's Tuesday night game against Cal State Northridge.
Louisville F Montrezl Harrell has received a one-game suspension from the ACC, will miss Tuesday's game vs Cal State Northridge #L1C4— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) December 21, 2014
Here's the ACC's statement:
The Atlantic Coast Conference has issued a one game suspension to Louisville's Montrezl Harrell after he received a flagrant foul two during the Cardinals' game against Western Kentucky on Saturday.
The suspension will be served by Harrell in Louisville's next game against CSU-Northridge on Tuesday.
The ACC considers the matter closed and will not have further comment.
I wouldn't have called it an egregious move for the ACC to do nothing here, but I'm also not going to argue with the decision. Anytime you do something that could possibly be construed as fighting, you take on the risk of ultimate consequences like this one.
The Matadors will come to the KFC Yum Center on Christmas Eve Eve having lost seven of their last eight games. They are 3-9 overall.