Should SDSU fans have stormed court after win over New Mexico?

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.


 


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.

 
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