Maryland's blowout 86-63 victory over Rhode Island took a heated turn as Rams coach Dan Hurley reportedly made derogatory expletive remarks to Maryland players in the handshake line, according to a tournament official and the Baltimore Sun's Don Markus.
During an earlier incident, the Terrapins' coach Mark Turgeon was restrained by point guard Melo Trimble after shouting in the direction of Rhode Island's bench during a Maryland timeout. A double technical foul was issued.
The dispute may have stemmed from Turgeon's decision to call a timeout while up 24 points with under two minutes to play. The timeout was called to get Maryland's walk-ons on the court for their first minutes of the season.
Freshman walk-on Andrew Terrell scored his first career points off this 3-point attempt soon after.
It's unclear what words were exchanged, but it appeared that players from both teams stayed out of trouble.
The dispute between the head coaches carried on after the game, however, according to Markus.
Here's what the coaches had to say after the game:
Turgeon offered no comment. Hurley didn't comment of specifics, but added: "Heat of the moment, championship game, stuff happens."— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) November 26, 2015