The big news in college hoops this past Saturday had to be No.13 Wisconsin’s 71-67 upset win over previously undefeated No.1 Ohio State. It goes without saying that the Badgers and their fans were pretty pumped about the victory, as the Kohn Center floor was flooded with a sea of humanity once the final buzzer sounded.
For the Buckeyes superb freshman Jared Sullinger, the loss of the game, and the perfect season, were bitter enough pills to swallow without the indignity he says he suffered at the hands, or should I say the mouth, of a classless Badgers fan.
Sullinger, via Twitter, claims that he was spat on by a Wisconsin fan before and after today’s game. As if being spit on wasn’t bad enough, Sullinger took the shots to the face, which makes it all the more disgusting and vile.
You have to give credit to Sullinger. I doubt anyone would have said a word had he snapped and gone after the guy (or girl) who spit in his face…twice. It also helped to clarify an earlier tweet by the Ohio State big man, in which he offered Buckeyes Nation a handy tip if/when they rush the court…
No word on whether the spitter in question has been identified, but thanks to them, and their certifiably despicable act, the March 6 Wisconsin-Ohio State game just got a helluva lot more interesting.