Back in the day, The Antlers* were known to get under the skin of opponents at Missouri home basketball games, particularly conference foes.
*Not the band, but a segment of the student section
Truth be told, this sometimes led to the Antlers being kicked out of games for their less-than-civil actions.
In recent years, crowds have thinned at Mizzou Arena for men’s basketball games, but there was a vocal bunch on hand Tuesday night for the Tigers’ 72-62 loss to No. 11 Kentucky. Wildcats coach John Calipari got a technical foul in the second half, but he had high praise for the Tigers.
However, Calipari appeared less than thrilled with the student section. He cut shot a halftime interview, and, well, I might have done the same if people were telling me I suck. Or rather chanting that.
Here is a clip of Calipari declining to answer a question about the Mizzou student section, which ended a halftime interview. It is from Twitter user Mike Rutherford.
After the game, Calipari said the reporter, Laura Rutledge of the SEC Network, apologized. Here is what Calipari had to say (from Twitter user Fletcher Page):