Yesterday, we saw the wild fight between Michigan and Wisconsin’s basketball team during the post game handshake, which escalated into an all out brawl after Michigan coach Juwan Howard slapped Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft on the side of the head.
Now, Howard will be facing a five game suspension, which equates to the remainder of the regular season, according to ESPN.
Things got heated after Wisconsin head coach stopped Greg Gard stopped Howard in the handshake line, leading to a heated exchange before Krabbenhoft stepped in the middle of it and got slapped in the head by Howard.
You can hear Juwan say, “I’ll remember that,” followed by a “don’t fucking touch me.” With his back to the camera, it’s hard to make out what Greg Gard is saying.
The opposing teams joined in, with Michigan forwards Moussa Diabate and Terrance Williams appearing to throw punches.
Here's really good raw video of the aftermath of #Michigan and #Wisconsin. You can clearly hear Juwan Howard say "I'll remember that" to Greg Gard prior to the altercation.
The BIG Ten released the following statement after the fight occurred yesterday:
“The Big Ten Conference is aware of a physical altercation involving Michigan Head Coach Juwan Howard at the conclusion of the Michigan Wolverines and Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball game.
The conference is in contact with both member institutions and is currently assessing the incident.
The conference will provide more information and will take swift and appropriate disciplinary action when it completes its review.”
Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement that he apologized to Wisconsin AD Chris McIntosh, and university president Mary Sue Coleman was reaching out to Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Black.
Michigan coach Juwan Howard is being suspended 5 games, which is the rest of the regular season, sources told @ESPNRittenberg & @jeffborzello.