MSG, US Army Retired
- Dec 16, 2017
I meant how do you determine which team gets the benefit of the foul shots? Do they look at the fan and say OK this guy is wearing a UConn shirt, so the foul shots will be taken by UCF?Just like a technical is called on the bench the opposing team picks who they want to take the shots. Unless they changed the rules that player must be in the game at the time of the technical foul.
99.9% of the time it is the home team, but in a tournament it is a little different. Usually the fans are warned in the first incident by the announcer any fan misconduct the person will be ejected from the arena. If the officials can identify what team that the person is associated with they may issue a technical, but in most cases they just remove the fan from the arena.I meant how do you determine which team gets the benefit of the foul shots? Do they look at the fan and say OK this guy is wearing a UConn shirt, so the foul shots will be taken by UCF?
Maybe they thought that they had every right to celebrate...it was the 3rd time when they were playing UConn that the Margin Of Victory was less than 30 points instead of the more common 40+ AAC MOV.I don't see anything wrong with the UCF bench being overly exuberant. They believe they cemented an NCAA invite with their semifinal win, so they were in the mood to celebrate. When I've coached I'd rather have my bench players engaged and involved in the games than sitting on their hands being emotionless. These UCF players haven't been to the big dance. They deserve to enjoy the accomplishment.
My apologies for not reading your response more carefully. It actually took me another three pages and a post from @meyers7 and @MSGRET to point out the "mocking" by the UCF bench players.I know it's been mentioned a few times, but UCF's bench behavior was a total embarrassment to the school and the team. It was disturbing to me that Lobo said she liked it. I just don't get that. It wasn't so much the cheering and jumping around in support of UCF's positive plays, although you'd think that would be tempered by the 20 point deficit. It was the outlandish mugging and mocking UConn turnovers, etc. If I'm the UCF AD, I have a conversation with the coach about that. I thought that behavior was more egregious than the hard trap on Kyla. I think Geno overreacted a bit to that.