A handshake line confrontation, by which followers spilled onto the court docket at Lahaina Civic Heart, marred the end of Wednesday night time’s Arkansas-San Diego State sport on the Maui Invitational.
Because the 78-74 Arkansas win got here to a end, Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman exchanged expletives with San Diego State followers behind the Aztecs bench within the intimate 2,400-seat venue. Musselman flashed an “L” signal on his brow and screamed “Go f–okay your self,” in response to the San Diego Union-Tribune, main followers to return onto the court docket in the direction of the Arkansas staff.
“There was simply an Aztec fan that got here down and mentioned some issues,” Musselman advised reporters. “There have been phrases exchanged.”
“There was an remoted incident following the sport this night,” the Maui Invitational mentioned in an announcement. “Safety acted rapidly and appropriately to right away take away these concerned from the world.”
San Diego State guard Matt Bradley additionally had a heated trade with Musselman, knocking over a chair. In accordance to the Union-Tribune, not less than one mum or dad of an SDSU participant ended up on the court docket.
“I don’t know,” SDSU coach Brian Dutcher mentioned when requested what occurred. “I used to be already by means of [the handshake line]. I simply inform our children, I inform them yearly, I inform them each month: ‘You characterize your self first, your loved ones second, and this college and athletic program third. Don’t do something that might embarrass any of us.’
“That’s a message I ship yearly to the blokes and I feel they do job of holding that up. They characterize themselves with a whole lot of class.”
Musselman was additionally on the middle of a handshake line incident whereas teaching Nevada in 2019 at Utah State, when a Nevada participant allegedly shattered the glass case holding a hearth extinguisher exterior the Wolfpack locker room.