In the second half of the game, Gibbs was called for a flagrant foul for this elbow to Arcidiacono's head while fighting for a loose ball:
After the game, Gibbs apologized for his elbow to Arcidiacono's face.
From the Asbury Park Press:
"I want to apologize to Ryan Arcidiacono. That's not who I am. I made a real bad mistake. I was caught up in the moment---I was caught up in the heat of the battle. He made a real good play and my temper just got the best of me. I really want to say sorry. It's really weighing on my mind a lot."
Asked what happened with Gibbs' elbow, Arcidiacono replied, "I'm not really sure. All I know is I was going for a loose ball . . . I thought it could have been one of my teammates going for the ball. Not a big deal."
Gibbs also tweeted an apology:
My emotions get the best of me and that wasn't acceptable at all. I hope you're alright and I will face any consequences coming.— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) February 17, 2015
Gibbs played 33 minutes for the Pirates, and had 12 points and three rebounds. Arcidiacono had 10 points and three rebounds for Villanova.
Seton Hall has now lost five games in a row, and eight of its last nine.
- Sarah Barshop