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UCSB fan runs on court, confronts UH coach Arnold

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:40 a.m. HST, Mar 07, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. » A UC Santa Barbara basketball fan ran on the court and confronted Hawaii coach Gib Arnold during the Big West Conference game Thursday night.

The male student stormed the court while Arnold was arguing with the referees after Hawaii's Brandon Spearman was called for an intentional foul.

Hawaii forward Christian Standhardinger pushed the man away from Arnold. Teammate Garrett Nevels also shoved away the fan, who gestured for the players to come after him as he backpedaled off the court.

"The student will obviously face legal action," Santa Barbara athletic department spokesman Bill Mahoney said. "He will also be subject to action from a judicial review board through UCSB student affairs. ... I can't speculate on the penalties."

The tense scene came a week after New Mexico State's K.C. Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley's Holton Hunsaker seconds after a game in Orem, Utah, triggering a brawl that involved fans who came on the court.

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SY808 wrote:
Fans need to learn their place in the game!
on March 6,2014 | 05:18PM
Wotboddahyou wrote:
Wot? bruddah bruddah, come on, right now. Right hea. Hold me back. Hold me back.
on March 6,2014 | 07:52PM
berrygood wrote:
Lucky Standhardinger held back..He could have really hurt that little fella..
on March 6,2014 | 08:38PM
atilter wrote:
wat - dey won da game den dis lolo makes big body to aowah coach? dis one small minded buggah! gud ting nobody wen get hurt, li'dat!!!
on March 6,2014 | 09:04PM
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