ESPN’s Seth Greenberg criticized Texas Tech fans who yelled vulgar taunts at Oklahoma point guard Trae Young on Tuesday night in Lubbock, and he called for the university and the Big 12 to condemn the behavior.
During the Red Raiders’ 88-78 win over the Sooners, some students chanted “F— you, Trae Young.” Greenberg called the chants “sickening” in a segment on ESPNU Radio on Wednesday morning.
A “F*** you, Trae Young” chant from the Texas Tech student section
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“At the end of that game, the Texas Tech fans were basically cursing, in unison, at Trae Young. And that is absolutely unacceptable. That’s the same fan base that had an incident with [former Oklahoma State point guard] Marcus Smart and used a racial epithet. What happened last night is sickening. And someone from that administration needed to walk to that scorer’s table, grab that microphone, and say, ‘You know what, this is not who we are. This is unacceptable.’
“You can give me all the freedom of speech [talk]. That young kid, any young person, doesn’t deserve that. It’s bad for college athletics. It’s a bad look for Texas Tech. And as much as I love Texas Tech – and I’m a huge Chris Beard fan – to me, the administration not doing anything to basically put that to rest and come on and condemn those people that were doing those things, unacceptable. I will be really disappointed if the university doesn’t come out with a statement. I’ll be really disappointed if the league doesn’t come out and do something about that, because it was unacceptable.”
Young was born in Lubbock, and his father played basketball for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech was one of the first programs to offer him a scholarship when he was in high school, but he elected to sign with the Sooners instead. He finished with 19 points on 4-of-16 shooting and was 0-for-9 on 3-point attempts on Tuesday.
Texas Tech (22-4, 10-3 Big 12) currently sits in first place in the conference standings and is ranked No. 7 in the country. The Sooners (16-9, 6-7 Big 12) have lost four straight and seven of their last nine games.
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