The fourth-ranked Iowa State Cyclones made an improbable comeback against in-state rival Iowa Thursday night. The team was down by 20 in the second half and came all the way back to win the game in the final seconds 83-82.
The fans were pretty happy with the big win to remain undefeated and they stormed the court to show their excitement.
— Iowa State Men’s Basketball (@CycloneMBB) December 11, 2015
In the midst of the madness, one beat writer, Randy Peterson of The Register, was trampled and had to be taken out by ambulance. It was later confirmed that he had suffered a compound fracture in his leg.
Always been fan of court storms. Tonight may change that. Reporter/friend @RandyPete trampled, leg in air cast, taken out on stretcher.
— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) December 11, 2015
Rick Brown, a co-worker, visited him at the hospital and sneaked a picture of him while he was laying down in bed.
Still wearing his press pass. What a trooper. pic.twitter.com/2icaPNWkNo
— Rick Brown (@ByRickBrown) December 11, 2015
Despite his leg being in a cast, Peterson seemed to be in good spirits. He sent out a pretty humorous tweet mentioning the incident.
— Randy Peterson (@RandyPete) December 11, 2015
I’m glad he seems to be okay, but this is just a further excuse of why these things should be banned. It’s dangerous and really pointless as it could have easily been one of the players being injured or possibly even killed.
Plus, the Cyclones are a top five team. What is the point of you rushing the court after trailing by 20? You should have really been embarrassed about that, not elated.