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Bill Self Gets Crushed By Court-Stormers, Is Not Pleased

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Unranked Kansas State knocked off the in-state rival Jayhawks at home last night, and that means it was time for a good old-fashioned court stormin'. Unfortunately for Kansas head coach Bill Self, the students who ran onto the court weren't too concerned with his well-being.


You can see Self, going for the handshake with his counterpart near the bottom of the frame, getting crushed against the scorer's table by a horde of K-State fans.


After the game, Self was not all that happy about what happened. From the Kansas City Star:

"I wasn't nervous for me," Self said. "There were several students that hit our players. I'm not saying like with a fist, but when you storm the court, you run in, you bump everybody, stuff like that. This has got to stop. I think court-storming is fine, but certainly you can get security to the point where players' safety is not involved like it is here the last several times."

"It's a ballgame," Self said. "It's not about chicken-winging somebody when the game's over. That's not what it's about. Hopefully, they can get that corrected. It's fine if you want to celebrate when you beat us, that's your business. That's fine. But at least it shouldn't put anybody at risk from a safety standpoint."

Self kind of has a point. Storming the court is a fun tradition, but fans will do it at the drop of a hat these days, and there's often one or two bros who think it's a good opportunity to chest up a basketball player. On the other hand, I don't want to live in a world where Duke losses aren't punctuated by a good, chaotic court-storming.

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