New Mexico defeated Colorado State, 84-71, on Saturday, but it’s what happened off the court that has many talking.
Colorado State’s Emmanuel Omogbo had some choice words for New Mexico coaches, specifically assistant Terrence Rencher:
The video starts with Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy holding back Omogbo.
Colorado State’s coach later told ESPN that Rencher directed derogatory and racially charged language at him during pregame warm-ups.
Omogbo told ESPN it was Rencher who was standing outside after the loss, who smirked and told him to “Take that L, boy,” before the situation escalated.
What resulted is simply horrible, if true:
“Eustachy said his wife, Lana, at one point reminded Rencher of the hardship Omogbo experienced last January, when Omogbo’s parents and two other family members were killed in a house fire.
“[Rencher] started laughing,” Eustachy said.”
Reports from the other side detail something different entirely, with the situation reportedly starting with with some pre-game trash talk from CSU players:
We’ll continue to track this situation.