Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall is usually pretty good about keeping a level head. However, he seemed to let his frustration get the best of him during a summer exhibition match in Canada Monday night.
In a comeback win over McGill University, the Shockers’ head coach got pretty upset with the referees when he was ejected after his second technical foul. He seemed to have more than just a few choice words for the officials as he had to be dragged off the court by assistant coaches when he charged the referees.
It seems that a foul called on Zach Brown on a box out set the coach off. However, it was a build-up of bad officiating for three quarters, including three instances where the Shockers were shorted a point by the scorekeepers.
The Wichita Eagle‘s Paul Suellentrop was on tap for the game and he explained more of what likely caused Marshall’s blowup:
“Marshall wasn’t pleased with the officiating in a no-blood, no-foul game — center Rauno Nurger suffered a concussion and needed three stitches to close a cut on his chin.— and wasn’t pleased with his team’s play into the third quarter.
WSU trailed 58-46 late in the third period. Then the Shockers rallied and Marshall’s discontent with the calls grew. With WSU down 58-56, the game came to a turning point When McGill scored after Brown’s foul gave it possession back, Marshall attacked.”
It will be interesting to see if the NCAA responds to this incident in anyway or if they leave it alone since it wasn’t a sanctioned game.