I hope there’s more to the story than this, but according to a in-game report from ESPN’s sideline Maria Taylor, a UNC student was escorted out of the game for yelling at Rick Pitino “You Suck!” The Hall of Fame coach had to be held back and calmed down by coaches.
Rick Pitino is very displeased with a UNC fan pic.twitter.com/z4bYUuyMw6
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) February 23, 2017
Straight from UNC security on the scene — it WAS the fan in the glasses from TV and he literally just yelled "You suck!".
— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) February 23, 2017
I’m sure Pitino has heard much harsher words. Looks like a case of misplaced anger to me.
Pitino told reporters after the game a fan, and not a student, called him a coward.
Pitino said he was mad because it was an adult and not a student. "He is a coward," Pitino said. Says North Carolina still a classy place
— Lauren Brownlow (@lebrownlow) February 23, 2017
Pitino on the exchange with a fan pic.twitter.com/gCQKiSaO6r
— Brant Wilkerson-New (@BrantGNR) February 23, 2017
Still didn’t warrant that type of reaction, but I’m going to give Rick a pass. He was a little sensitive tonight. Happens to the best of us.