South Carolina fined $25,000 after court storming incident

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The University of South Carolina have been fined $25,000 by the SEC after student stormed the court following a recent victory for their Men's Basketball team.

The Gamecocks are having a disappointing season with just 11 wins and 18 losses but they were able to defeat Kentucky last Saturday for the first time since 2010 which resulted in the mass celebration.

Kentucky were ranked number 17 in the nation and so the celebration was perhaps expected. However the SEC have had rules against court storming since 2004 and this is the second time that South Carolina have abused that rule.

For a first offense a school is to be fined $5,000 which then increases to $25,000 for the second offense and $50,000 for any additional offenses.

The court storming in Columbia comes on the back of a fight which occurred after a game between New Mexico State and Utah Valley when fans rushed the court and became entangled with frustrated players.

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