Shocking! Brawl, ejected fans and throwing of objects forced referee to ‘threaten’ fans at Texas vs Texas Tech

Dylan Disu and Max Abmas inspired Texas to an 81-69 victory

Shocking! Brawl, ejected fans and throwing of objects forced referee to 'threaten' fans at Texas vs Texas Tech

In a heated match against Texas TechDylan Disu and Max Abmas led Texas to an 81-69 victory, fueled by a strong first half performance. However, the game was marred by a significant delay when fans threw objects onto the court.

During the second half, tensions boiled over when Texas‘ Brock Cunningham delivered a forceful check, resulting in his ejection with a flagrant foul 2.

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Objects, including water bottles, littered the floor as officials reviewed the incident and security removed unruly fans.

Despite the disruption, Texas Tech managed to narrow the gap, but couldn’t overcome the Longhorns‘ lead. Coach Grant McCasland intervened, urging the crowd to cease their behavior, and play eventually resumed.

“We all know what’s at stake in this game,” McCasland said after the game.

“There’s a lot going on. There’s a lot of passion in this game. When you have to go talk on the mic, you’re talking to 15-plus-thousand people but really you’re talking to a couple people that are doing things that are completely unacceptable.

“You could tell when I finally communicated clearly, like, this can’t happen, a lot of people were applauding because they know it’s not what we need to do and it cost us technicals and it caused us a problem.

“But you know what comes with this great place is there’s a lot of passion, and unfortunately I thought the decisions of a few people impacted everybody and that’s not what this is about, and we’ll get better because of it.”

Rodney Terry considered leaving the court

Reflecting on the chaotic scene, Texas coach Rodney Terry admitted considering removing his team from the court. He praised McCasland for diffusing the situation and restoring order, ensuring the game could conclude without further incident.

“I did say that to [referee] Kelly Self,” Terry said.

“I said, Kelly, man, if they keep throwing things, because they’re throwing directly at our bench at this point, I said we’re going to go back in the locker room.

“I said I know we’ve got one technical foul. It should be a second technical foul, but if they keep throwing things at our guys, at the bench, then we’ve got to protect our guys and go inside.

“Some coaches won’t [restore order]. [McCasland] did that. Kudos to him. Proud of him. Proud of Coach Grant. He’s a man of a lot of character and a good man who’s done a great job coaching his team.”

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