Did Oregon’s Dillon Brooks intentionally kick Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson in the groin during Saturday’s Pac-12 game in Pullman?
Regardless of the intention, Brooks, one of the best players on the Oregon roster, was ejected by the officials for a flagrant 2 foul.
Hawkinson recovered and finished with 10 points and nine rebounds in the 85-66 loss.
“Brooks plays with a certain fire and passion in him and I think he brings a lot of energy himself and to the rest of the team,” Hawkinson said. “When he left, we knew we had to capitalize and that it was a window of opportunity. For the rest of the first half I think we did capitalize, and it was tied at halftime. But then we didn’t come out with the same intensity that we had in the first half.”