Florida leading scorer Blackshear ejected

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Florida leading scorer Kerry Blackshear Jr. was ejected for a flagrant two foul for what appeared to be an elbow that hit Saint Joseph’s guard Taylor Funk.

Blackshear came into the Charleston Classic opening-round game averaging 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Gators. He sat most of the opening half after getting two fouls and played only 5 minutes.

After Funk fell to the floor, Hawks teammate Ryan Daly confronted Blackshear before officials separated the teams. Referees reviewed footage for several minutes before announcing Blackshear’s ejection.

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He will be eligible to play for Florida in Friday’s game at the Charleston Classic.

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