Multiple videos surfaced Saturday of WVU basketball players allegedly getting into an altercation with Texas Tech fans following the Red Raiders 72-71 upset of No. 2 West Virginia in Lubbock.
While most videos are grainy or too far away to get an accurate depiction of what truly transpired it is evident that WVU players were involved.
The WVU Athletic Communication office released the following statement this morning regarding the incident,
Statement from WVU Athletics:
“We have been in contact with the Big 12 Conference and Texas Tech and are gathering information regarding yesterday’s court storming in Lubbock.”
In 2015, the Big 12 Conference passed measures that gave commissioner Bob Bowlsby “broad authority” to punish schools in the form of fines or the forfeiture of future home games if fans stormed the court. This measure was put into place after there was an altercation at Kansas State after they defeated rival Kansas.
“The surge of humanity crushed Kansas coach Bill Self against a press table. His junior forward, Jamari Traylor, was body-checked by another fan. Assistant coach Kurtis Townsend had to peel away still more fans shouting profanities and making obscene gestures at his players.” (ESPN.com)
The Mountaineers are back home against Kansas on Monday at 9 PM. It is still unclear if any disciplinary actions will be taken and who all was involved.