Storming the court part of college basketball, despite some concerns

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TCU’s improbable upset of then-No. 5 Kansas on Feb. 6 will be forever etched in the memories of those on hand to bear witness, especially for the Horned Frogs students.

When fans rushed the court that night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, it was mostly students who were high-fiving TCU coach Trent Johnson and hugging Frogs players.

The win, called the biggest upset in 20 years by one national college expert, was as legitimate a reason for a spontaneous show of emotion that one could dream up. Thus, no one thought twice about TCU fans storming the court in celebration. The celebration fit the moment.

But last week, after Virginia upset Duke for the first time in eight tries (the Cavaliers’ first win over a top 5 team since 2002) maybe a court-storming wasn’t as appropriate. Virginia has won 20 games and is 10-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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