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Washington State Cougars

Utah rallies for win after Oregon State player trips referee

Jarmal Reid's split-second decision to trip a referee sent Oregon State to a loss — and could cost the Beavers' forward a whole lot more.

Reid sent referee Tommy Nunez tumbling to the court and was ejected with 2:56 remaining, starting Utah's rally that led to a 59-53 victory Sunday night.

"I don't know what he thought on that play," Utah's Jacob Poeltl said. "It's unusual, to say the least."

After stealing the ball from Poeltl, who was driving to the basket, Reid tried dribbling upcourt. But a lunging Poeltl seemed to bump Reid and the Oregon State forward slipped and fell to the floor.

Reid complained that there was no foul call...