Micah Shrewsberry sounds off on B1G officiating following technical vs. Purdue: ‘You get frustrated after a while’
Micah Shrewsberry spoke at the post game presser after Penn State’s 76-63 loss to Purdue on Sunday. The Penn State coach wants to see more consistent officiating in the B1G.
This comes after Shrewsberry picked up a technical foul against the Boilermakers. Shrewberry stated that he’s going to fight for his players no matter what, even if it hurts some people’s feelings.
“This might hurt me when we get to Indiana because somebody’s feeelings is hurt because I’m saying this, but I’m gonna fight for my guys. Always… I don’t care what anybody thinks about that at all. We’ve got big time refs coming into this league and doing different things. Like, I can’t have a ref not know my name at Michigan. Call me by my right name. Don’t come in here in the Palestra and treat me like I don’t know basketball, treat me like I can’t see the game, like I don’t understand the game.”
At the end of the day Shrewberry noted that his comments had nothing to do with Purdue, and acknowledged that the Boilermakers were the better team.
“This has nothing to do with Purdue. Purdue kicked our asses. That was all them. But I get frustrated, man. I’m gonna fight for my guys… If I gotta get a tech, I gotta get a tech. If I gotta get kicked out, I gotta get kicked out… I’m gonna fight for this program to get some frickin’ respect.”
Penn State faces Indiana next on Wednesday. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m. ET on BTN.
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