USC's Chimezie Metu ejected after punching opponent in groin

Of all the rules in sports, one should seemingly be inviolable.

Never punch an opponent where you’d prefer he not punch you.

And yet USC’s Chimezie Metu did just that on Sunday night, punching Washington State’s Carter Skaggs in the groin as he attempted a three-pointer. Skaggs promptly crumpled to the ground and Metu was hit with a flagrant-two that removed him from the game.

“That’s a crime against humanity,” Bill Walton said on the broadcast.

Walton, of course, wasn’t wrong.

Twitter quickly reacted to Metu’s cheap shot:


Southern California forward Chimezie Metu the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)