Update: Rick Barnes was using his player as a prop to argue with the official for his call, not shoving him away from arguing.
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) March 24, 2019
Earlier: Tennessee’s men’s basketball program appears to be on the verge of a Sweet 16 appearance, as the Volunteers have a double-digit lead against No. 10 Iowa early in the second half.
It’s getting a little heated between Tennessee and Iowa’s players (and the referees).
One Volunteers’ player, sophomore forward John Fulkerson, attempted to argue with an official during a timeout.
Rick Barnes wasn’t having it, though.
Tennessee’s head coach shoved his player out of the way, likely to make sure no technical foul was given.
Check it out:
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 24, 2019
We’re sure no one will overreact to that…
Tennessee, meanwhile, is leading Iowa, 53-40, early in the second half.
The game is on CBS.