SAN DIEGO - A sea of San Diego State fans sprinted onto the Viejas Arena floor following Saturday night's win over New Mexico, but should they have done it?
The Aztecs stormed back from a double-digit deficit to beat the Lobos 51-48, and SDSU earned the Mountain West Conference regular season title with the victory.
One of college basketball's traditions has been fans storming the court after the home team has won a big game, and it was no different Saturday when Aztecs fans rushed the court in celebration once the buzzer sounded.
Congrats to our MWC champion Aztecs. Viejas was rocking. pic.twitter.com/zgSihRW4BO— John Spanos (@JohnDeanSpanos) March 9, 2014
Cant believe I got to storm the court after we won the MW title! One of the best experiences of my life!! Go aztecs! pic.twitter.com/LgL7MbhkhL— Dylan Rubio (@theowlpharaoh16) March 9, 2014
MAMA WE MADE IT pic.twitter.com/VF5o2JQEFZ— Skylar Spencer (@SkyRodrigo) March 9, 2014
While it may look impressive from a TV camera's point of view, some say being among the sea of fans on the court can get a bit scary and even dangerous.
When it comes to fans storming the court, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) fines its schools $5,000 for a first offense. Last week, the conference fined the University of South Carolina $25,000 after fans rushed the court after a home win over Kentucky.
The SEC is the only conference -- so far -- that penalizes schools for court-storming.