It's a fine line between incredible crowd support and ridiculous fan behavior. How do you know the difference?
When Bob Huggins grabs the microphone and scolds you for being "stupid."
West Virginia's coach did just that during a 70-51 win against Pittsburgh, a game where an impressive performance from the Mountaineers' defense was overshadowed by idiocy. Yelling obscenities and otherwise caustic behavior already tests the limits to what school officials will tolerate.
But when people start throwing stuff, it's gone too far.
He elaborated on the fans' behavior after the game.
"I think the fans throwing stuff out on the court was wrong," Huggins said, talking about when Pitt assistant Tom Herron was hit with what appeared to be a coin underneath his left eye. "You want them to be enthusiastic and they've been terrific. I love them to death, but whoever threw things on the floor is dumb. You just can't do that."
Translation: Be loud, chant things. If they're profane, so be it. But don't do things that could cost us technical fouls or the game.
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon was gracious in defeat, saying that West Virginia deserved to win. But he's already stoking the flames for the Feb. 12 rematch.
"We knew they had a rowdy crowd," he said. "But the best part is that we get to play them up at our place in a couple days."
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