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Video: Rick Barnes Uses Player As Prop During Argument With Ref

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes diagrams instructions in the huddle.

ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 10: Rick Barnes the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers gives instructions to his team against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the semifinals of the 2018 SEC Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 10, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Update: Rick Barnes was using his player as a prop to argue with the official for his call, not shoving him away from arguing.

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:

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.