Whether college basketball fans should be permitted to rush the floor at the final buzzer has been a subject of plenty of conversation the past few weeks.
What's not up for debate is that fans should remain in the stands while the game is still going on.
A seemingly inebriated UC Santa Barbara fan violated that basic rule Thursday night during the first half of the Gauchos' victory over Hawai, sprinting down a flight of stairs, vaulting onto the court and making a beeline for Warriors coach Gib Arnold. Only after Hawaii players shoved him away did the fan retreat back toward the stands, still challenging the players to fight as he back-pedaled.
"I've never seen anything like that in 22 years of coaching and a lot of years of playing," Arnold told Kara Lawson on ESPNU after the game. "It was a little crazy having a fan running and pushing your guys around on the game floor like that. Never seen it. You don't really expect it. A little different."
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