This past weekend, the Oklahoma Sooners remained in the hunt for the No. 3 seed in the Big 12 Tournament. However, it was not the only thing on the line with the Big Dance sitting just around the corner. Claiming an unlikely win in Ft. Worth over the TCU Horned Frogs, Lon Kruger’s program kept both hopes alive.
AUSTIN REAVES FOR THE WIN‼️ pic.twitter.com/KRGzXVCE5G— OUHoops (@ouhoops) March 8, 2020
After hitting the game winning shot on Saturday, Austin Reaves’ emotions took over. Walking toward the opposite end of the court, the guard utilized a gesture that some fans deemed inappropriate. With nothing but time at this point in the season, the junior issued an apology.
Making a statement on social media, Reaves said the he “had a little time to process our great team win last night. Just before the game was over I got caught up in the heat of the moment and took things to far in celebrating our team’s great comeback. Emotions were high as my teammates and I fought hard to beat a really good TCU team. I meant no disrespect by my actions or celebration but want to apologize for taking it too far.”