Thursday night featured the return of Zion Williamson for the Duke Blue Devils' ACC Tournament quarterfinal matchup against the Syracuse Orange. The phenom is showing no side effects from his Grade 1 knee sprain suffered last month, and is imposing his will against Syracuse by dunking like mad and knocking it down from beyond the arc. So, how do you stop the guy? Well, Frank Howard appeared to have tried to trip Williamson.
When looking at the camera, it does appear that Howard sticks out his foot once Williamson strides past him. As you saw, it had no effect on Zion, as the 285-pounder regained his footing and continued to go along his merry way.
Clearly a trip by Frank Howard on Zion. Shades of Grayson. https://t.co/JqFnihoiA8— 12up (@12upSport) March 15, 2019
It will remain to be seen if Howard will face some sort of discipline from the NCAA, but considering this game is a national broadcast, nobody's allowed to plead ignorance here.