Blue roundup: Cougar fans earn basketball team a technical for behavior

Published: Monday, Jan. 30 2012 12:04 p.m. MST

St. Mary's Matthew Dellavedova disputes a foul call while Brigham Young University's Matt Carlino asks the referee for a breakaway foul as BYU is defeated by Saint Mary's 80-66 as they play men's basketball Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Provo, Utah.

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During BYU's 80-66 loss to Saint Mary's on Saturday night, the Cougar crowd was whistled for a technical foul for throwing debris onto the court.

Deadspin takes aim at BYU fans for their behavior.

"St. Mary's moved to 21-2 overall and 10-0 in the WCC with a convincing 80-66 win over BYU last night, and the frustration of the Cougar faithful (pun intended) was no more evident than at the start of the second half — when fans throwing items on the court earned BYU a technical foul call," writes Timothy Burke. "Anson Winder was called for fouling SMC guard Matthew Dellavedova seconds into the period, and since the BYU fans had already been warned for throwing items on the court, they got T'ed up. It raises an important question, though: Did the entire BYU student section commit an honor code violation?"

That same night, former BYU superstar Jimmer Fredette returned to Utah as the Sacramento Kings fell to the Utah Jazz. It was an interesting night, to say the least, with Jimmer at the center of attention.

CowbellKingdom.com offers an overview of the game with Fredette's reaction. Another report of that night's events and highlights can be found at KSL.com.

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