A scuffle between teams and fans marred the Maui Invitational on Wednesday night/Thursday morning during a handshake line between the Arkansas Razorbacks and San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball teams.
The Razorbacks won the contest, 78-74.
Afterward, Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman got into a heated exchange with Aztec fans sitting behind the bench in the 2,400-seat Lahaina Civic Center.
Scuffle at the end of the SDSU-Arkansas game. From what I saw it was started by Arkansas players and their coaching staff pic.twitter.com/exXju3zFfh
— David (@Hormostay) November 24, 2022
“Scuffle at the end of the SDSU-Arkansas game. From what I saw it was started by Arkansas players and their coaching staff,” a fan in the arena wrote as caption to the video.
Here is another angle of the fracas:
— Matt Jones (@MattJonesADG) November 24, 2022
“There was a little bit of a scuffle at the end of the Arkansas-San Diego State game,” Matt Jones tweeted.
According to The San Diego Tribune, Musselman (seen above during a Nov. 16 game) flashed an “L” with his fingers on his forehead — the sign for loser — and screamed, “Go f— yourself,” at the rival fans.
He also exchanged words with Matt Bradley, a San Diego State guard, who knocked over a chair after the argument.
“There was just an Aztec fan that came down and said some things,” Musselman told reporters after the game, per the Tribune. “There were words exchanged.”
The Razorbacks are next in action Monday when they host the Troy Trojans.
[San Diego Tribune; photo from Nelson Chenault/USA Today Sports]