LUBBOCK, Texas – Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart shoved a fan behind the basket in the waning seconds of Texas Tech’s 65-61 victory over the 19th-ranked Cowboys on Saturday night.
Smart, a unanimous AP preseason All-American, tried to block Jaye Crockett’s dunk attempt from behind with 6.2 seconds to go and tumbled into the front row of the crowd. He was helped to his feet by one man but then got in the face of another fan.
The man appeared to say something to Smart, who shoved him with two hands. The fan stumbled backward a bit but didn’t fall.
Teammates quickly pulled an angry Smart away from the fracas, and he pointed back in the direction of the fan. Smart, who scored 22 points, got a technical foul but was not ejected.
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