WVU’s Jimmy Bell Heated with TCU Fans Postgame
Following West Virginia’s loss to No. 15 TCU on Tuesday night, WVU F Jimmy Bell was seen visibly heated with TCU’s fans. Bell needed to be held back by teammates, per Tony Caridi.
WVU head coach Bob Huggins had to calm Bell down. TCU head coach Jamie Dixon also tried to help Bell.
“From what I understand, one of them was pointing his finger at Jimmy Bell’s mother’s face,” Huggins said on his postgame radio interview. “Which Jimmy didn’t take very kindly to.”
Something was said to Jimmy Bell from the TCU student section during the postgame handshake
Bell visibly frustrated pic.twitter.com/yMgtf8DAPC
— Ethan Bock (@ethanbock_) February 1, 2023
Huggins made it clear that Bell isn’t the type of person to lash out without cause.
“He’s not that kind of kid,” Huggins said.
Bell played 18 minutes, recording four points and three rebounds against the Horned Frogs on Tuesday night. Bell is averaging 6.3 points and 6.0 rebounds through 22 games.
After the incident, Bell tweeted his thoughts. In his replies, TCU fans are accusing Bell of throwing a water bottle into the stands.
IDC WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO ME BUT WHEN YOU DISRESPECT MY MAMA DATS IT… DATS PERSONAL TAKE IT UP WITH GOD STRAIGHT UP
— TUNK🖤 (@JimmyBellJr15) February 1, 2023