Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono Clobbered in Face by Sterling Gibbs [Update]

For the most part, it was a pretty good night of basketball for the Villanova Wildcats. They improved their record to a stellar 24-2 after defeating Seton Hall by 26 points, plus junior guard Ryan Arcidiacono surpassed the 1,000 career points milestone!

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Unfortunately, no one cares about that trivia thanks to Seton Hall’s Sterling Gibbs. As you can see in the video above, Gibbs unloaded a nasty forearm to the face of Arcidiacono during a scrum around the 4:39 mark of the second half with Seton Hall down 45-71 . Gibbs was assessed a flagrant 2 and tossed from the game. (You know, standard protocol after one player blasts another in the face.)

According to Adam Zagoria, the Big East will review the tape:

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I’m guessing Gibbs will probably be suspended for the year, which is a huge downer for him. He’s averaging close to 17 points on the season and stroking it from three-point range at a 45 percent clip.

Update: Gibbs apologized to Arcidiacono on Twitter.

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And Arcidiacono was surprisingly cool about it:

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[Video from Vice Sports]