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Josh Hawkinson on groin kick: ‘Weirdest play I’ve been a part of’

Oregon guard Dylan Ennis shoots while defended by Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson during the second half Saturday in Pullman. Hawkinson was kicked in the groin in the first half, which resulted in the ejection of Oregon’s Dillon Brooks. (Young Kwak / AP)
Oregon guard Dylan Ennis shoots while defended by Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson during the second half Saturday in Pullman. Hawkinson was kicked in the groin in the first half, which resulted in the ejection of Oregon’s Dillon Brooks. (Young Kwak / AP)

Did Oregon’s Dillon Brooks intentionally kick Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson in the groin during Saturday’s Pac-12 game in Pullman?

You be the judge.

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.”

Click here for more of Hawkinson’s reaction.

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