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Report: Chinanu Onuaku Will Miss Tonight’s Game Due To Post Game Altercation

Photo: @EricCrawford

Photo: @EricCrawford

Louisville big man Chinanu Onuakua is expected to miss Thursday night’s game against the Puerto Rican national team, due to an altercation that took place following Wednesday night’s loss.

Nanu reportedly had a run-in with Puerto Rican point guard J.J. Berea while the two teams were shaking hands following Puerto Rico’s 96 -62 win over the Cardinals.

Berea left Tuesday night’s game with what appeared to be a minor injury. He didn’t play on Wednesday, but sat on the bench during the game. According to a few different people in attendance, Berea was very vocal during Puerto Rico’s blowout win.

While the two teams were shaking hands, something was said by Barea that Onuaku apparently didn’t like. He gave Barea a slight shove/forearm and the Puerto Rican nationla team wasn’t happy about it.

There’s also word that Rick Pitino may not be coaching either team tonight. It sounds like he may just sit back and observe both teams.

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