Duke gives Allen indefinite suspension from team after trip

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Duke has suspended Grayson Allen indefinitely from the team after tripping an opponent for the third time in a year.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the suspension Thursday, saying in a brief statement that the program "needed to take further steps regarding his actions" because they "do not meet the standards of Duke basketball."

Allen picked up a technical foul for tripping Elon's Steven Santa Ana on a drive in the first half of a 72-61 win Wednesday night.

Allen, a preseason AP All-America selection who averages 16 points for the fifth-ranked Blue Devils (12-1), was caught tripping opponents twice last winter.

Duke doesn't play again until Dec. 31 in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Virginia Tech.

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