During Colorado’s upset of the Arizona State Sun Devils in an epic 97-85 win, there was one casualty, Colorado’s coach Tad Boyle.
Players had to be separated after an alley-oop near the end of Arizona State-Colorado in the Pac-12 Tournament. pic.twitter.com/EVL92gpTrV
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 7, 2018
Colorado was leading 92-83 with ten seconds left when McKinley Wright threw an alley-oop to Tyler Bey, who threw down a dunk. Tra Holder, Arizona State’s best player, took exception to this disrespectful dunk and shoved Bey to the floor after the play. Then the skirmish began.
Tad Boyle appeared to get injured while responding to a scuffle during CU-ASU pic.twitter.com/YIxy7RRpgt
— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) March 7, 2018
Colorado Coach Tad Boyle ran onto the court to break up the skirmish, but in doing so, he apparently injured his leg.
Preliminary diagnosis for Tad Boyle is torn calf muscle after jumping off bench to help break up game-ending skirmish. Boyle: "It felt like a sniper hit me in the back of my calf." #CUBuffs
— Pat Rooney (@prooney07) March 7, 2018
Colorado coach Tad Boyle said he either tore or strained his calf running onto the court to break up a fight at the end of the game. Here is him exiting T-Mobile Arena with a cast on his leg/calf area pic.twitter.com/bqFLm8N70e
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) March 7, 2018
We wish Tad Boyle a speedy recovery. May he continue out-coaching his Pac-12 rivals without pain. Maybe this is why they call it March Madness, and the tourney hasn’t even begun yet.