UPDATE:Marcus Smart suspended for three games
UPDATED: 6:27 p.m.
OSU’s Marcus Smart is suspended for three games according to the Oklahoma State press conference.
Texas Tech has released a statement with fan Jeff Orr on the situation. Orr has voluntarily agreed to not attend any more Tech games this season home or away.
“I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere apologies to Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, Tubby Smith and the Texas Tech Men’s Basketball program. My actions last night were inappropriate and do not reflect myself or Texas Tech – a university I love dearly. I regret calling Mr. Smart a “piece of crap” but I want to make it known that I did not use a racial slur of any kind. Additionally, I would like to offer my apologies to Texas Tech fans that have been embarrassed by the attention this incident has created.”
In the final seconds of OSU’s game versus Texas Tech, Marcus Smart fouled Tech’s Dysty Hannah on a fastbreak layup.
As Smart was being helped up after the foul, the Cowboy sophomore shoved a Texas Tech fan and was given a technical foul.
Smart would sit out the rest of the game and was escorted out by security as Texas Tech fans stormed the court after they beat the Cowboys 65-61.
A reporter from Lubbock told us that the fan had been yelling at Smart the whole game.
According to ESPN, the Big 12 will begin an investigation and review the incident tomorrow, February 9.
“I don’t know what happened yet,” Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford said.
“We’ll discuss it when I find out more matters. I didn’t see it yet … I want to make sure I see it and see what happened. I haven’t seen it [the incident] yet,” Ford said.
Above is a portion of Travis Ford’s press conference and the play that involved Marcus Smart’s incident, video courtesy of KCBD-TV.
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