Indiana coach Tom Crean was on the receiving end of some harsh criticism from one angry fan wearing Maryland gear following the teamâs 70-60 loss to Wisconsin on Friday night in the Big Ten tournament.
The man, who was seated in the stands, pointed and yelled at Crean saying, âYou ruined the program!â
Crean immediately halted his trip back to the locker room, motioned security over and pointed out the man. But Crean played it cool and didnât get into a word fight, despite the fightinâ words spewed from the disgruntled fan who is either an Indiana fan in Terps gear, or just angry in general at Crean.
With the loss to Wisconsin, Indiana is likely headed to the NIT, meaning it will miss the NCAA Tournament just a year removed from playing in the regional semifinal and winning the Big Ten regular-season title. It is not the result any fan, nor Crean himself, likely envisioned when the season started.
Altercation between Crean and fan after the #IU game.— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) March 11, 2017
This fan was completely out of line. He was waiting for Crean late in game pic.twitter.com/0Ht2q7pBnb