Syracuse’s Frank Howard appears to try tripping up Zion Williamson


Did Syracuse star Frank Howard just intentionally try to trip Zion Williamson?

During Duke’s 84-72 win over the Orange in Thursday’ night’s ACC quarterfinal battle, the freshman sensation went up for a dunk and came back down. As Williamson was jogging back on defense, video shows Howard sticking out his foot, appearing to try to trip him up.

If that were Howard’s intent, he succeeded briefly, as Williamson stumbled, but it wasn’t enough to bring down the 6-foot-8, 285-pound superstar.

Whatever the case may be, it was fortunate Williamson wasn’t injured on the play. It was his first game back since Feb. 20 suffering a Grade 1 right knee sprain when his Nike sneaker exploded against rival North Carolina.