03/01/2013 02:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Coach K Talks Storming The Court After Duke's Loss To Virginia: 'You Need To Get The Team Off First'

Fans at John Paul Jones Arena stormed the court after Virginia upset No. 3 Duke on Thursday night and coach Mike Krzyzewski reportedly rained an F-bomb on one of the hardwood interlopers.

Understandably, Coach K wasn't too thrilled after his Blue Devils fell to the unranked Cavaliers, but not just because of the loss. The toppled Dukies had some difficulty getting too the locker room as Virginia students rushed the court.

According to Andrew Jones of, Krzyzewski was confronted by a Virginia fan on the court and yelled "an F-bomb at a fan before security could drag him away."

During his postgame press conference, Krzyzewski claimed it was difficult for his team to get off the floor and talked about the risks faced by the losing team when fans rush the court. Duke has lost four ACC battles this season -- all on the road -- each ending with the opposing fans rushing the court.

"Whatever you’re doing, you need to get the team off first. Look, celebrate, have fun, obviously you won, that’s cool. Just get our team off the court and our coaching staff before students come on," said Krzyzewski, via "Look do you know how close you are to, just put yourself in the position of one of our players or coaches. I’m not saying any fan did this, but the potential is there all the time for a fan to just go up to you and say, ‘Coach you’re a,' or push you or hit you. And what do you do? What if you did something? That would be the story. We deserve that type of protection."

While Andrew Jones wrote that the Duke players were aided by "only a couple of security guards and a local policeman," Greg Burton of ESPN 950 in Richmond, Va. refuted claims that security was scarce on Twitter.

UPDATE: A video posted on YouTube appears to show security guards form a wall around both teams' benches allowing the players and coaches to get off the court. (H/T to Deadspin)

In aftermath of the of the loss, Coach K became the center of his own court storming controversy as many on Twitter weighed in on the fan tradition.



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