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Is Grayson Allen the latest love-to-hate Dookie? The evidence is mounting...

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There may not be a college program in any sport that routinely has players you love to hate than Duke basketball.

The latest culprit is none other than Grayson Allen, who may be one of the best guards in college basketball (when he's not playing Kentucky), but is also gaining the reputation of being one of the dirtier players.

The latest example came Thursday night as Allen lifted his left leg and tripped Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes with 3.4 seconds left in the Blue Devils' 80-65 victory, sending the Seminoles guard tumbling to the floor:

But this isn't the first time Allen has tripped an opponent. He did so earlier this month during a home win over the Louisville Cardinals:

And there was also this leg whip two weeks ago during a home win over the Virginia Cavaliers:

ESPN is now reporting that the ACC will review the incident and may go as far as to suspend Allen:

ACC senior associate commissioner Paul Brazeau, who attended the game, told ESPN on Thursday night that the conference will review the Florida State-Duke game, including the tripping incident.

Asked what jurisdiction the ACC could have to discipline Allen if necessary, Brazeau said schools and conferences can give private or public reprimands and, if warranted, a suspension.

Earlier this season, the American Athletic Conference suspended Memphis' Shaq Goodwin for a subsequent game after he tripped a South Carolina player while Goodwin was on the bench.

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UPDATE

The ACC issued a reprimand to Grayson Allen for tripping Xavier Rathan-Mayes, but no further action will be taken, according to ESPN. The ACC's statement said the matter was finished: "The ACC considers the matter closed and will have no further comment."

So no punishment to no surprise.