Not everybody at Comcast Center noticed Jeff Allen's gesture to Maryland fans after he fouled out of Saturday's game. But the TV cameras had a tight enough shot of the Virginia Tech player to capture his hands (and finger).
And Virginia Tech took notice.
The school announced that Allen will be suspended for one game for what it called "inappropriate and unacceptable" conduct.
Hokies coach Seth Greenberg said in a prepared statement: "I was extremely disappointed in Jeff Allen's actions as he was leaving the court at the University of Maryland on Saturday night. I, in no way, condone his behavior and will deal with it appropriately. Jeff knows better and is extremely remorseful about the incident and apologizes for his actions."
Allen apologized in a statement for his "lapse in judgment during the heat of the moment."