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Nikola Cerina, LaQuinton Ross ejected after scuffle (VIDEO)

Northwestern v Ohio State

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 19: Referees and coaches attempt to separate players from the Northwestern Wildcats and the Ohio State Buckeyes after a scuffle in the second half on February 19, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Both LaQuinton Ross #10 (C) of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Nikola Cerina #45 of the Northwestern Wildcats were ejected from the game as Ohio State defeated Northwestern 76-60. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Jamie Sabau

Northwestern center Nikola Cerina and Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross were both ejected from last night’s 76-60 win for the No. 24 Buckeyes.

Cerina and Amir Williams got tangled up and, after a lengthy review, the referees determined that he threw a punch. Ross didn’t, however, and was instead ejected for a pair of dead-ball technical fouls. Those were the result of Ross pushing Cerina and Drew Crawford.

Throw a punch is ruled fighting, which means that Cerina is suspended for a game even though he didn’t make contact. Ross was not ejected for fighting, and thus does not face a one-game suspension.

Here’s the full statement from the lead official on Wednesday night:

Here’s the official statement from Big Ten official Ray Perone on NU-OSU incident. (via @OSUADAthComm)

— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) February 20, 2014

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