Marshall's wife escorted out of arena after Shockers loss to Kentucky

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP/WKYT) — A security guard asked the wife of Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall to leave the lower bowl of Bankers Life Fieldhouse after she started loudly cursing shortly after Sunday's 65-62 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament.

A police officer was eventually called and followed Lynn Marshall up the steps. She later was taken back to the playing level on an elevator so she could attend her husband's news conference.

NCAA spokesman David Worlock says it is standard procedure for the wife of a coach to be escorted to the press conference but it is usually done by school officials.

Lynn Marshall remained in the stands about 10 minutes after the final buzzer. She at first consoled fans and family members of the team's players. But then she started shouting loudly about the calls made during the game. Eventually, the people around coaxed her to leave and the police officer followed.

Team spokesman Bryan Holmgren said the team was unaware of the situation and could not comment.

Kentucky Sports Radio host Drew Franklin posted video of Marshall on Twitter. He claims NCAA officials told him to take the video down. He described what happened on the show Kentucky Sports Radio Monday morning.

"They say something along the lines of 'let me see the tweet or whatever.' I had my computer open. I pull up the tweet. He's like, 'delete the tweet.' I was like, 'yeah, I'm not gonna delete the tweet. Sorry.' And then he says, 'that is intellectual property of CBS Sports. You can not have video here.' I'm like, 'I thought that was for game action. This is 20 seconds of a clip of a woman sitting over here in the stands.' They said, 'when you applied for your credential you said no footage 30 minutes before the game, 30 minutes after the game, anything in the arena,' said Franklin.



 

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