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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: Dec 20, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2012 12:02 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

haha, well... Well Wisconsin also has a major city, Milwaukee, which is where Marquette University is. Milwaukee is the home to fortune 500 companies, major league sports franchises, and several major museums. Marquette University, meanwhile, is a high ranking jesuit institution. Nothing against West Virginia, but come on... It's pretty weak in comparison. Great game, coach danced, drunken fans got agitated. No harm, no foul. Everyone needs to calm down... 



Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 12:00 pm
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

This was the best game of the day.  Both teams fought hard and WVU almost had the upset win.  Marquette had to really fight to get past WVU.  As good as this game was it isn't likely that anything can take away from it.  I watched the coach and heard the announcers comment on his "dance".  Maybe if I was a fan of WVU I would consider this disrespectful but it really was a pretty calm "celebration" as celebrations go.  All of us have seen coaches go wild after big wins.  This seemed like a pretty minor acknowledgement of the relief he must have felt escaping with the W.  And WV fans are a pretty expressive group.  This seems mild compared to some their celebrations.   But maybe I would feel the same way if the shoe were on the other foot.



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:56 am
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

Nitrobuck,, a little intense I see. I even see you bashing on your fellow UWV fans. My comment was made to make people see the idiocy in the outrage. I even wrote that my comment was tongue in cheek for imbusiles like yourself. You proved my point, you never read that part, went right onto rage and once again proved the point I was making. Thank you for your moronic actions along with the other moronic comments you have made on this thread proving that those that are outraged by this are simply looking for something to bitch about. I wonder what you would have done if Legendary Al Maguirre would have dont the jig on your scorers table like has happened to other schools. Grow up, your flint locks don't scare anyone, but your lack of intelligence does. Stay in WV, please...



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:48 am
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

Insult people with some lame-ass stereotypes, then tell them to get over it and not take things too seriously?  Real classy, markram.  People like you are an embarrassment to the Big Ten.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:38 am
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

What's the takaway from all this?
A) Buzz has terrible taste in music
B) Hillbillies can't ball



C) PJM13 is an arrogant A$$H0LE



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:38 am
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

WOW, West Virginians need to chill. Don't they realize all their state is is a part that Virginia didn't want? Nor anyone else for that matter. The coach was having fun, and how long was this after the game was over? Both teams were in the locker room and the coach came back out for a after game interview. The fans still there were the typical "I am going to hang around to see if I can stir something up" type fans. I think they were upset about 2 things; one, UWV has onlky has success in sports in years that the NCAA ends up penalizing them for illegal activities and second, they went wild because the coach did not have a piece of straw in his mouth and pair of overalls on. I hope people realize this is written tongue in cheek and if they get upset for what I have written, get over it and don't take life so sriously. The man was having fun for a team victory and the dancing was way after the game was over, not just as it ended when fans were still there,,, other than the 1.1 GPA Student section that is. 



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:35 am
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

Seriously? There are fans who are "riled" about this? Seriously?
It's been a long winter.

What's Williams supposed to do there? Tebow?




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:34 am
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

i GUESS THAT'S WHY THE BIG EAST COULDN'T WAIT TO SEE WVA LEAVE.


Yeah, that really explains why the Big East filed a lawsuit to keep WVU in their conference for another 2 years.  Pinhead.



Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:33 am
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

Wow, PMJ13. How sad to see stupid people like demonstrating your ignorance on public forums? Hillbillies can't dance? If you were to do your research, you would find that every single starter for WVU is a native of ANOTHER state. as in New York for Bryant and Jones. But those honorary hillbillies sure did some balling two years ago in the NCAA tournament. You recall that final four appearance, partner? Now let me see if I can get on your level. So what will you be doing up there in Wisconsin today? Milking the cows, because we ALL know that's all there is in Wisconsin
cow farmers and goat molesters!




Since: Feb 21, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:30 am
 

Buzz wins at WVU, dances to Country Roads

Whiny babies, mommas boys, and sad little people go to WVU...



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