By CODY WORSHAM | Tiger Rag Editor
Will Wade offered an apology Monday for receiving a technical foul late in LSU’s 74-66 loss to Alabama on Saturday in Baton Rouge.
“Disappointed in how I reacted on Saturday. I saw the clips after the game,” Wade said. “I let my emotions get the best of me. You can’t react like that. My disappointment in how we played and how we performed. That’s not the way to represent our program, our school, our state. I do apologize about that. That’s not the way to go about that. There’s a lot of different ways you go about things besides that.”
The incident occurred with just over a minute remaining in the contest. Tremont Waters hit a three-pointer with 1:11 left, and while attempting to call timeout, Wade crowded official Gerald Williams and shouted his displeasure for two earlier calls – a Waters kickball and a foul by Duop Reath on Collin Sexton, presumably.
Williams issued the technical, and Sexton made both free throws to all but put the game to bed.
Wade said he texted the league’s coordinator of officials after the game and told him any contact was unintentional but received no response. He has otherwise not heard from the league regarding the incident.
“ I don’t know what they would say,” he said.
As bothered by the calls as he was, his team’s struggles in a second straight SEC home loss didn’t help Wade’s mood.
“It was a lot of frustration built up,” he said. “I’m always passionate. I’m always going to fight for our players and fight for our team. But you can’t go overboard.”