February 1, 2009 in Sports

Knight puts on display that would make dad proud

Associated Press
 

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech coach Pat Knight was ejected after running onto the court to protest a call in the Red Raiders’ 82-69 loss to Nebraska on Saturday night.

With about nine minutes remaining in the game, Knight erupted off the bench and sprinted across the floor when Alan Voskuil was called for a foul.

Knight confronted one official on the far sideline and got his first technical. He then went to midcourt and yelled at another official, who gave him the second technical, triggering the ejection.

His assistants pulled him away and led him off the floor. He appeared to have left the court, but suddenly appeared moments later and ran to midcourt to yell at the officials some more.

The crowd cheered wildly for the son of the famously volatile Bob Knight, the all-time winningest men’s major college coach with 902 victories.

Pat Knight told reporters after the game to not “read too much into” his reaction.

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