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Eric Musselman of Arkansas in a wild brawl with San Diego State fans

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A handshake lineup, wherein followers invaded the courtroom on the Lahaina Civic Middle, marred the tip of Wednesday evening’s Arkansas-San Diego State sport on the Maui Invitational.

As Arkansas’ 78-74 victory got here to an finish, Razorbacks head coach Eric Musselman exchanged profanities with San Diego State followers behind the Aztecs dugout within the intimate 2,400-seat venue. Musselman displayed an “L” signal on his brow and shouted “Fuck you,” in keeping with the San Diego Union-Tribune, prompting followers to hurry onto the courtroom towards the Arkansas staff.

“There was only one Aztec fan who got here down and stated a couple of issues,” Musselman instructed reporters. “There have been phrases exchanged.”

“There was an remoted incident following tonight’s sport,” the Maui Invitational stated in an announcement. “Safety acted rapidly and appropriately to instantly take away these concerned from the sector.”

Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman throughout the Maui Invitational.
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Fans storm the court as part of the Arkansas-San Diego State Finals riot.
Followers storm the courtroom as a part of the melee on the Arkansas-San Diego State Ultimate.
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San Diego State Guard Matt Bradley additionally bought right into a heated argument with Musselman, knocking over a chair. Based on the Union-Tribune, at the least one mother or father of an SDSU participant ended up on the courtroom.

“I do not know,” stated SDSU head coach Brian Dutcher when requested what occurred. “I already handed [the handshake line]🇧🇷 I simply inform our youngsters, I inform them yearly, I inform them each month, ‘You signify your self first, your loved ones second, and this college and athletic program third. Do not do something that might embarrass any of us.

“That is a message I go yearly to the fellows and I feel they do an excellent job of conserving that. They signify themselves with numerous class.”

Fans storm the court as part of the Arkansas-San Diego State Finals riot.
Followers storm the courtroom as a part of the melee on the Arkansas-San Diego State Ultimate.
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Ricky Council IV of Arkansas is ousted by Nathan Mensah of San Diego State
Ricky Council IV of Arkansas is ousted by Nathan Mensah of San Diego State
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Musselman was additionally on the middle of a handshake line incident whereas teaching Nevada in 2019 at Utah State, when a Nevada participant allegedly broke the glass case containing a hearth extinguisher outdoors the Wolfpack locker room.

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