Texas Tech fans rushed the court.
Court stormings have been a part of the college basketball game for as long as we can remember. Wins over top teams have that kind of affect on all of us fans.
However, there are times when it’s questionable to rush the court. Let’s say you’re a top 10 team at home and you take down the No. 2 team in the country.
Would you rush the court? Well, that’s exactly what Texas Tech fans did. The Red Raiders sat at No. 8 in the country entering a game against No. 2 West Virginia.
Texas Tech finished well, beating out Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers over the final few minutes to secure a victory. Immediately after the win, and possibly before the final whistle, Red Raiders fans stormed the court.
Many watching the game questioned the fans’ judgement. Texas Tech was a 4.5-point favorite entering the game, and was at home. Did the fans have the right to rush the court?
A few people didn’t think so.
Texas Tech is a top 10 team and they stormed the court lmao. that’s pathetic
— Abby Patrick (@Abby_Patrick7) January 13, 2018
Texas Tech storms the court lol. You’re a top 10 team that was favored at home. Act like it.
— Zach McCoy (@z_mccoy06) January 13, 2018
The rush the court like they not ranked #8 in the country.. Texas Tech students trashh
— Pimpmikec (@PimpmikeC) January 13, 2018
For context, West Virginia dropped its season-opener, but entered today’s game on a 15-game win streak. Knocking off the No. 2 team in the country with the longest win streak, and that team just so happens to be a conference rival?
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) January 13, 2018
It’s tough to say what the fans should have done.