Oklahoma State’s Smart banned three games for shoving fan
Oklahoma State's Markel Brown(22) and Phil Forte(13) hold Marcus Smart(33) after Smart shoved a fan during their NCAA college basketball game in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Feb, 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Tori Eichberger) ALL LOCAL TV OUT
Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford, center, Marcus Smart and Markel Brown(22) speak to the referee after Smart shoved a fan during a NCAA college basketball game in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Feb, 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Tori Eichberger) ALL LOCAL TV OUT
Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart has been suspended three games by the Big 12 for shoving a fan in the closing seconds of the Cowboys’ loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night.
Oklahoma State Coach Travis Ford announced the suspension as he spoke in support of the All-America guard yesterday. Smart apologized for his actions prior to Ford speaking at the news conference on the Oklahoma State campus.
Ford says Smart accepts his punishment and feels terrible. Smart will miss games against Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor.
Late in Saturday night’s game at Lubbock, Texas, Smart shoved Tech fan Jeff Orr with two hands after it appeared the Red Raiders fan said something to the top NBA prospect. Teammates quickly pulled Smart away as he pointed back in Orr’s direction.