Last night, the University of California men's basketball team picked up a huge win over the University of South California after coming back from a huge first-half deficit.
However, the comeback was overshadowed by an incident that featured California head coach Mike Montgomery shoving one of his players.
During a time-out at the 16:31 mark, Montgomery got into a confrontation with star Allen Crabbe which boiled over into Mike giving Allen a two-handed shove:
Ultimately, the shove might have been overblown and both Crabbe and Montgomery after the game seemed to be back on the same page:
“It was coach’s way of motivating me,” Crabbe said, according to Ryan Gorcey of Cal’s Scout.com site. “Everything’s fine. It’s under the bridge. No hard feelings.”(Courtesy of College Basketball Talk)
“I have great passion for this game and tonight, I let my emotions get away from me in the heat of the moment. While my intent was to motivate our student-athletes, my behavior was inappropriate and I apologize for my actions," said Montgomery.