UPDATE: 12:05 p.m.: Yahoo! Sports: O’Neill apologizes for confrontation
UPDATE: 11:50 a.m.: Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne tweets that: “U of Arizona is aware of the situation from last night and we know that the conference and USC is looking into the incident.”
The subplot for tonight’s Pac-10 tournament semifinal between USC and Arizona has changed.
It’s not just a Trojans team desperate for a victory as it pushes for the NCAA Tournament. It’s not just Arizona, the regular-season Pac-10 champion, trying to improve its seeding for the NCAA.
Now, it’s back to the whole Kevin O’Neill mess.
USC athletic director Pat Haden released a statement Thursday night in response to a postgame incident involving O’Neill:
“We have received some information tonight about an incident involving coach Kevin O’Neill, his wife and a fan from another school that occurred following our men’s basketball game today.
“We are looking into this and gathering facts. We will determine what appropriate action is necessary.”