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Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

Posted on: February 25, 2012 12:32 am
Edited on: February 25, 2012 1:19 am
 
By Gary Parrish

Marquette coach Buzz Williams suspended three players for the first half, fell behind by 15 points in the second half and yet he still, somehow, figured out a way to escape West Virginia with a 61-60 victory late Friday.

And then he danced.

Right there in the middle of the court.

To "Country Roads."

"I wasn't trying to be disrespectful," Williams told ESPN's Bill Raftery moments later. "I'm very happy and pleased."

As well he should've been because it's not often a coach can teach a lesson and still win a big game, but that's what Williams managed to do at West Virginia. He suspended Darius Johnson-Odom, Vander Blue and Junior Cadougan for the first half -- and Todd Mayo for the second half -- because of a violation of team rules, which left the 10th-ranked Golden Eagles with just six players available for the opening 20 minutes. Predictably, they fell behind by double-digits. But then Jae Crowder (26 points) got going and Johnson-Odom, Blue and Cadougan combined for 23 second-half points to help Marquette erase the deficit and record its school-record 13th Big East victory.

And then Buzz danced.

Right there in the middle of the court.

To "Country Roads."

And it was hilarious ... especially when some West Virginia fans had to be restrained. Things were close to getting wild, which is not something Williams anticipated. He explained his actions afterward by saying he was  just overly excited and dancing in the moment to a song he heard that reminded him of his childhood in Texas. It didn't register with Williams that "Country Roads" is West Virginia's song until the fans were already irate, and Williams told CBSSports.com late Friday that he regretted his celebration and how it came off.

"Emotional response and very unprofessional," Williams texted to CBSSports.com. "I apologized. I was just excited."


Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 5:11 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

Markram, I hate to admit it, but my boys gakked that one up in a big way.  More outside shooting woes allowed the Badgers to hang close, & terrible free throw shooting down the stretch will kill you.  When you have an 8 point lead with 6 minutes left, there is no excuse for not winning.  Crow is a dish best eaten when it is still warm, so here I am to man up.  I was wrong to think the Buckeyes would post a solid win, and am embarrased by the loss.  Kudos to Bucky, they played better down the stretch.

I know I may be asking for too much, markram, but show some class, would you?



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:00 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

@NITROBUCK stated earlier:" But hey, I'm a Buckeye and I'm looking forward to the beat-down your Badgers are going to get tomorrow in Columbus"  Sorry Mr. *uckeye,,, The badgers once agaoin beat your sorry butts when you were ranked higher than Good Ole Bucky! This time it was at home.., Hey Nitro,, go eat crow and enjoy getting beat int he Big Ten tourney also,, Let alone your early departure in the big dance.......   Fuck 'em Bucky---- GO BIG RED,,, YES , THE REAL BIG RED IN THE BIG TEN!!!!!NOT SOME SCARLET MASCOT WITH HIS NUTS ON HIS FACE.




Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 7:53 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

I am sorry, I am a fan of UW. I did not say I went to school there. Please don't assume Kevin as you know what happens when you assume. You make an ASS out of YOURSELF!!!!!LOL, I went to school in Illinois and oh,, the mispellings were actually put in there to see if anyone actually was educated enough to catch them. I do give you credit for that.


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Since: Feb 26, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:03 am
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Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:20 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

 What is the problem ? That wasn't much of a dance. Before I saw the clip I thought he had done a back flip, dropped down and spun around on his back, jumped up and did the robot.



Since: Feb 20, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 5:24 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

New blog post on Marquette.  Very talented and fun team to watch.  Would appreciate any feedback. 
 



Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2012 4:50 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

Yeah, it would of been.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 3:26 pm
 

People need to chill...

People (fans) need to stop taking insignificant actions, and making an issue out of them.  He's dancing to "Country Roads," then that is more of a act of respect for WV lore than anything else, isn't it? Get over it and move on.  Wow.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 3:07 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

No wonder WVU students enjoy their "Eat $hit Pitt" chant after their victories over Pitt...which have been quite numerous.



If the hoopies won the next 20 games, they'd be up to a .500 record - but I guess history isn't an option at WVU.



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 2:43 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

After dancing he should of finished things off by punching WV's mascot in the FACE! Now that would of been awesome!


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