Let’s keep the discussion of postgame safety – a viable one – separate from what happened at Virginia on Thursday night. Contrary to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s postgame insinuations, no Duke players were in danger at John Paul Jones Arena.
Watch the video. More than a dozen security guards are lined up in front of the scorer’s table, shielding Krzyzewski’s team from the fray.
Did he have to wait an extra few seconds to leave as the exit was cleared? Yes. And he looks like he wasn’t too patient about it. I get that; he’s frustrated. But visions anyone might have of visiting players standing shoulder-to-shoulder with bouncing fans aren’t accurate in this case.
If the rules need to change, it’s not because Virginia did anything wrong.