The frustration of a few unfavorable late second-half calls apparently had not yet subsided when Cleveland State assistant Jermaine Kimbrough signed onto Twitter a few hours after Monday night's game at Kentucky ended.
As a result, Kimbrough sent out a flurry of angry tweets blaming referees for helping the Wildcats erase a 10-point deficit in the game's final seven minutes and escape with a 68-61 victory. Kimbrough deleted the tweets within an hour of publishing them and later deleted his Twitter account altogether but not before screen shots spread via social media.
Kimbrough's decision to air his emotions publicly on Twitter is one he'll likely regret by morning -- if not sooner. Whereas a player who lashes out at referees on social media just looks immature, a seventh-year assistant coach who does the same comes across as flat-out unprofessional.
Nonetheless, it's easy to see why Cleveland State's staff might believe it suffered from an unfriendly whistle.
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