MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – The Big 12 has fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in storming the court during a postgame celebration.READ MORE: Frick Park Bridge Collapse: 10 People Injured, 4 Sent To Hospital
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement Monday that Texas Tech did not ensure the safety and security of West Virginia players.READ MORE: At Site Of Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse, President Joe Biden Promises To 'Fix Them All'
Videos posted on social media by fans at the game in Lubbock, Texas, show Harris and other West Virginia players trying to reach the sideline as fans swarmed the court Saturday in celebration of Texas Tech’s 72-71 win over West Virginia.
The videos show Harris striking a fan who had run into him before Harris is pulled away. Other players were involved in a separate skirmish trying to protect a teammate in the swarm.MORE NEWS: Investigation Begins Into Cause Of Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse While Rebuilding Could Take Nearly 2 Years
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