Huggins Told Erik Stevenson’s Gesture was Directed Towards Marcus Smart
WVU head coach Bob Huggins said on the postgame radio show that he was told Erik Stevenson’s gesture, that was warranted a technical foul, was directed towards current Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart.
Stevenson picked up his fourth foul at the time and fouled out just a minute later.
“Erik gets incredibly stupid again, basically costs us the game. Can’t happen again. Just cannot happen again,” Huggins said to Tony Caridi. “I love the kid, I do. I wish him nothing but the best but he hurts our team when he does that.”
Stevenson knocked down a three-pointer with 7:20 left in the game to give West Virginia their first lead of the game. As the fifth-year senior was backpedaling to play defense, he made a slight gesture with his hand as he looked at the crowd.
Smart was in attendance as a former Oklahoma State player. Smart, along with Celtics HC Joe Mazzulla, watched their former schools clash against each other. Oklahoma State defeated West Virginia 67-60 on Monday night.