Georgetown's John Thompson III against students storming court
Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said he did not like the fans storming the court after Monday's upset victory against Villanova, he said during a postgame interview with FOX Sports' Bill Rafferty.
The Hoyas took over first place in the Big East with the 78-58 victory. Freshman Isaac Copeland led Georgetown with 17 points to deal the No. 4 Wildcats their second loss of the season.
After the game, Thompson said the students should have remained in the stands.
Court storming in college basketball has become a hot-button issues in recent years for safety concerns. Some schools and conference have banned students from entering the floor entirely. Last season, South Carolina was fined $25,000 for rushing the court after beating Kentucky. Several schools have also been fined for taking the field in football, including Arkansas this season after upsetting LSU.
With the blowout victory, Georgetown improved to 13-5 on the season. The Hoyas will be in action again on Saturday, when they take on the Marquette Golden Eagles at 2:30 pm ET.
- Brad Rowland