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Huggins Told Erik Stevenson’s Gesture was Directed Towards Marcus Smart



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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.

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