West commits on-court ear poke

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West commits on-court ear poke

It was just a typical Monday night in the NBA -- a triple overtime, some on-court bullying, and an aggressive ear poke.

That's right, during the matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz, Delonte West decided it would be appropriate to stick his finger in Gordon Hayward's ear.

But just to clarify, Delonte's outburst wasn't considered a Wet Willie since there was no premeditated finger licking before the technical foul was committed (because that clearly makes everything better).

Utah fans chanted that they wanted West thrown out of the game, but he will not receive any further descipline past the foul awarded to him for his controversial and bully-like performance. Oh, and just so everyone's clear, West says he has no hard feelings toward Hayward.

How thoughtful of him.

Since this lovely outburst obviously needs a visual, you can check it out here:

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

This week's Wintrust Athlete of the Week is Fremd senior Grace Tworek. 

Tworek has led the Vikings on and off the court this season. Last week, the Harvard commit put up a career-high 29 points in a win over Wheeling. 

Learn more about Tworek's success in the video above. 

Saturday on CSN: Loyola, Illinois State host Missouri Valley opponents

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Saturday on CSN: Loyola, Illinois State host Missouri Valley opponents

CSN will have two Missouri Valley Conference games with local teams on Saturday. 

The first game tips at 3 p.m. live on CSN as Evansville heads to Loyola. The second game tips at 7 p.m. and is also live on CSN as Drake will play at Illinois State.

Loyola (13-7, 3-4) is coming off of a tough road loss in double overtime to Northern Iowa. The Ramblers have been led by senior Milton Doyle this season as the former Marshall star is one of the better guards in the Valley.

Evansville (10-10, 1-6) has dropped five straight games as they're struggling to gain any momentum in conference play. Senior guard Jaylon Brown is having an outstanding season for the Purple Aces as he's putting up 21.2 points per game.

The second matchup has Drake (6-13, 4-3) traveling to Illinois State. The Bulldogs have won three of four games and junior guard Reed Timmer is dangerous while former Saint Viator product Ore Arogundade is having a solid sophomore season. 

Illinois State (15-4, 7-0) is leading the Valley after a huge win over Wichita State as they've won eight straight games. The Redbirds are hoping to make a run to an NCAA tournament bid with another home win.