After Utah Valley beat New Mexico State last night to take over control of the WAC, NMSU G K.C. Ross-Miller threw the ball at a Utah Valley player. Combined with the timing of UVU's fans storming the court, the fight between the players on the two teams escalated to also include a few UVU students. One can be seen throwing a punch at a NMSU player. Ugly scene, and it is already drawing more talk about banning storming the court. Storming the court is a part of the tradition of college (and high school) basketball, but is it so dangerous that it needs to be outlawed?
This is obviously an isolated situation, and the first time I can recall an incident of this nature occuring in college basketball. I think storming the court shouldn't be banned, and might be tough to enforce anyways. Do schools pay some sort of penalty for an incident? Would it require extra security at every game? Just doesn't seem practical to me.