Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis is one of the best shot blockers in college basketball (he averages 2.1 per game), so it should come as little surprise that he came away with a huge stuff on Thursday.
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In the first half of Cincy’s second-round game against Purdue, Ellis rose up and swatted a runner from Purdue’s Rapheal Davis.
Take a look at video of the impressive block below:
It’s unfortunate that Ellis took a shot to the eye on the play, but at least he prevented a bucket in a game in which every score matters.
Purdue ultimately entered the halftime break up 29-26. Ellis posted five points, three rebounds, two steals and the block in the first 20 minutes while Davis put up two points, three rebounds and two steals.
The winner of the game will take on the victor of the Kentucky-Hampton game. Spoiler alert: they’ll play Kentucky.
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