Orlando, Fla. , Santiago Vescovi celebrated a major tennessee basketball Late stoppage against Louisiana on Thursday.
Bob Marlin, coach of the Ragin’ Cajuns, didn’t like it and jeered at Vescovi, who was celebrated by the Louisiana bench. The result was a technicality over Marlin and Tennessee’s bench. Marlin said after Thursday Tennessee’s 58-55 win It seemed that Vescovi was “disappointed because he scored three points.”
Marlin said, “He was cheering there on our bench and right in front of me.” “And I told him, ‘You’re better than that.’ ,
Vescovi finished with three points on 1-for-3 shooting in 27 minutes as No. 4 seed Tennessee (24-10) prepares to face No. 5 Duke (26-8) on Saturday (2:40 p.m. ET, CBS) advanced to He faced foul trouble in the first half.
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Tennessee forced a Louisiana turnover with 3:46 to play after a Louisiana run to restore the nine-point lead. Vescovi was near the baseline and celebrated by walking down the court toward the UT bench and a scheduled media timeout.
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Marlin fumed with Vescovi, who backed away as Louisiana headed toward the bench. The Marlins had to be stopped by their coaching staff. Official Pat Adams assessed a double technicality. The CBS crew said the Tennessee technical was given to assistant coach Greg Polinski.
“I think he’s a really good player, but that’s how it happened,” Marlin said. “The referee also said he saw the whole thing.”
Santiago Vescovi apologizes to Bob Marlin
Vescovi came out of the timeout and walked toward the Louisiana bench. Marlin was welcoming. Both held hands for a moment and spoke.
Marlin says that Vescovi has apologized to him.
Marlin said, “He took the high road, and then he was great after the game.”
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This article originally appeared on the Knoxville News Sentinel: Louisiana coach Bob Marlin explains technical vs. Tennessee basketball