Report: Juwan Howard threatened Mark Turgeon during Friday's scuffle
A little bit more information is bring reported about Friday’s heated exchange between Michigan head coach Juwan Howard and Maryland’s Mark Turgeon.
InsideMDSports’ Jeff Ermann reported on Friday that one source sitting courtside said Howard threatened Turgeon while he was being restrained by officials and assistant coaches. Howard was assessed a double-technical foul and ejected from the game in the second half following the incident.
“A source who was courtside at the Maryland-Michigan game tells me Juwan Howard yelled at Mark Turgeon, ‘I’m going to f****** kill you’ during their yelling match today, before Turgeon began walking toward him screaming.”
Both coaches addressed the incident after the game.
“Juwan I’m not going to let you talk to me! You don’t talk to me ever again,” Howard said of Turgeon in the postgame presser. “And he charged at me. I was raised by Chicago and when you’re charged, you defend yourself. Especially when a grown man charges at you.”
Turgeon was also asked about the situation. He said that the intensity “has been going on for three games.” But when it comes to what was said, the Maryland head coach says he was pretty innocent in his message.
“Don’t talk to me,” Turgeon told reporters when asked what he said. “That’s all I said.”
Howard’s ejection did not hinder Michigan’s success. The Wolverines cruised to a 79-66 win over the Terrapins and will advance to play the Ohio State-Purdue winner in the semifinals on Saturday.