A heated trade of phrases between Michigan coach Juwan Howard and Maryland coach Mark Turgeon resulted in Howard being ejected from Friday’s Large Ten Match quarterfinal. The mud up, which required the coaches to be separated by recreation officers in addition to staff assistants and gamers, got here on the under-12 timeout through the second half of Friday’s 79-66 win by the Wolverines. Turgeon was issued a technical foul whereas Howard obtained a double technical earlier than he was booted from the sport on account of the kerfuffle.
It isn’t clear what began the trade, however within the video beneath from the Large Ten Community, Howard might be seen approaching the Maryland bench, at which level a shouting match begins between he and Turgeon. The argument occurred throughout a timeout whereas the printed was in a business break.
Following the sport, neither coach offered many particulars as to what was mentioned between them.
“This has been occurring for 3 video games,” Turgeon mentioned, referencing the 2 regular-season matchups towards the Wolverines, each of which have been losses. “I have been doing this for 34 years. I’ve referred to as the convention workplace — the commissioner — about what transpired first two video games. I wasn’t going to take it the third recreation. i stood up for the staff and for me. All I mentioned was ‘do not discuss to me.'”
“The league is effectively conscious of what transpired the primary two video games. They will deal with it from there,” Turgeon continued. “I used to be as skilled as I might be within the second. I stood up for myself and my program and it escalated.”
Maryland, the No. 8 seed within the Large Ten tourney, obtained off to an incredible begin and at one level led by 12 factors over the top-seeded Wolverines with just below 5 minutes remaining within the first half. However then Michigan went on a 16-2 run within the closing minutes to take a 40-38 lead into halftime.
The sport was outlined by a sequence of runs by every staff with the Wolverines pulling away within the closing minutes to win comfortably. Michigan will now play the winner of Ohio State and Purdue within the Large Ten semis on Saturday.