Court Storm Nets Providence $5K Fine

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In Providence College’s upset win over then-No. 10 Seton Hall on Saturday, fans stormed the court — twice — and earned their school a $5,000 fine. 

The Providence Journal reports that fans first rushed the court with 0.2 seconds left on the clock. The game appeared to end when Providence's Luwane Pipkins missed a free throw with four seconds left and the Friars ahead by 6. However, Seton Hall’s Quincy McKnight was fouled on a meaningless three-point attempt with less than a second remaining, and fans rushed the court. 

Officials ruled quickly that there was time remaining on the clock, so fans were ushered back into their seats to allow McKnight his free throw attempts. Providence head coach Ed Cooley even grabbed a microphone from the scorer’s table and instructed everyone to find their seats.

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