Virginia upset No. 3 Duke last night behind 36 points from Joe Harris. Predictably, Cavaliers fans stormed the court with gusto.
Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t happy about how it all played out.
"When we've lost in the last 20 years, everybody rushes the court," Krzyzewski said, as quoted by The Associated Press, insisting he was raising a concern but not trying to take away from Virginia's victory. "Whatever you're doing, you need to get the team off first. Celebrate, have fun, obviously you won. That's cool, but just get our team off the court and our coaching staff before students come on."
"Look, do you know how close you are to -- just put yourself in the position of one of our players or coaches," Krzyzewski said, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. "I'm not saying any fan did this, but the potential is there all the time for a fan to just go up to you and say, 'Coach you're a [expletive],' or push you or hit you. And what do you do? What if you did something? That would be the story. We deserve that type of protection.
Ignoring the fact he’s the coach of universally hated Duke (sorry, Andy Moore), Coach K has a point. It always looks like complete bedlam when the entire building comes sprinting out onto the court. I’m surprised this isn’t more of an issue.
Opposing crowds have rushed the court after all four of the Blue Devils’ road losses this year.
Obviously, the easiest fix would involve Duke, you know, actually winning a road game.