Chris Beard on fan incident: ‘We’re not hiding from it’

According to Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World, Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard issued a classy response to the fan incident in Lubbock last Tuesday.

“Just a few select people at a great game did some things that I personally don’t agree with, nor does anyone at Texas Tech or in Lubbock. I hope that small percentage doesn’t reflect poorly on us,” said Beard. “But it’s just a learning process. We’re not hiding from it. We acknowledge it and we’ll try to better ourselves.”

Texas Tech students began a vulgar chant directed at Oklahoma freshman Trae Young in the second half of Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma.

Young is a Lubbock native, and his father played for Texas Tech’s basketball team. The Red Raiders and Chris Beard recruited him heavily.

Texas Tech posted a response to the criticism of their student second on their official athletics Twitter account.

Beard’s response reflects that sentiment, and a desire to move on to Texas Tech’s next game. The Red Raiders travel to Waco to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday.

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