USC big man Chevez Goodwin elbowed Colorado guard McKinley Wright in the head during the teams’ Pac-12 Tournament semifinal Friday night. Officials called Goodwin for a technical foul but allowed him to remain in the game.

The incident occurred with 13:50 remaining in the first half. Goodwin swung his elbows while holding the ball after a whistle and made hard contact with Wright, sending the Buffaloes’ top scorer to the floor.

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Wright, who has suffered concussions in the past, was taken to the locker room for evaluation. He returned to the game with 7:08 remaining in the half. 

Goodwin made himself even more of a villain to CU fans by flopping on the other end of the floor after minimal contact minutes after the elbow. He was issued a flop warning after a replay review.

The Trojans and Buffaloes are playing for a berth in Saturday’s conference tournament final against Oregon State, which upset top seed Oregon in Friday’s first semi.

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