Bottles Thrown Onto The Court, Fan Carried Out By Police As Chaos Erupts At Texas vs. Texas Tech Basketball Game

Texas vs Texas Tech basketball

Things getting heated down in Lubbock…

Texas traveled to Texas Tech last night for the final time as a member of the Big 12, and tempers flared in a wild scene midway through the second half.

It all started when Texas forward Brock Cunningham and Texas Tech guard Darrion Williams were scrambling for a loose ball, and Cunningham threw a block on Williams that looked more like it belonged on the football field than the basketball court.

Williams went flying into the scorer’s table, and the teams had to be separated as things started to get chippy on the court.

But as the refs were reviewing the play for a foul, fans began expressing their displeasure at the move from Cunningham by throwing beer and water onto the court. So while Cunningham was ultimately ejected for a flagrant 2 foul, Texas Tech was also assessed a technical foul for their fans throwing debris on the court.

Well that didn’t exactly sit well with the fine folks down in Lubbock, who continued to throw debris on the court until Texas Tech coach Grant McCasland hopped on the mic to try to plead with the fans and try to restore order.

And while all this was going on, chaos also broke out in the stands as one fan (with a glorious mullet, by the way) was seen swinging at police who were trying to detain him, before eventually being carried out by a group of officers.

Absolute mayhem. And after all that, Texas still managed to walk away with an 81-69 win in their final conference matchup against their in-state rival.

I think I speak for all of us outside of Texas when I say these two schools need to find a way to keep this matchup going. College sports needs this kind of chaos from time to time.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock