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The foreign trips college basketball teams annually take typically feature little more than group photos at tourist sites and mostly uninteresting games.

 

Wichita State's trip is going differently, though.

 

Coach Gregg Marshall was ejected from Tuesday night's game against McGill University in Montreal, at which point he charged two referees.


There was no contact. But it was intense and reportedly the result of several questionable calls (and non-calls) during a game that featured Wichita State's Rauno Nurger suffering a concussion and cut on his chin that required three stitches.

 

Wichita State announced Wednesday that Marshall is suspended for the Shockers' final exhibition.

Marshall, after the game, explained his reaction to The Wichita Eagle.


"I'm definitely not proud of my reaction to that situation," said Marshall, who has led Wichita State to five straight NCAA Tournament appearances -- including the 2013 Final Four. "But, at some point, your players have to know you're going to stand up for them and [that] you've got some fight in you. Once I reacted, I said 'I might as well get my money's worth.'"

 

Wichita State ended up winning the game 77-71.

 

Marshall accepted the suspension. 

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