Iowa coach Fran McCaffery reportedly goes berserk on refs following blowout loss

Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery did not have a good night Tuesday. McCaffery got hit with a technical foul and allegedly cursed out a referee after his team lost by 20 to Ohio State.

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With No. 22 Iowa trailing late, McCaffery got a technical after arguing a foul call. His foul came just moments after his son, freshman Connor McCaffery, also received a technical for arguing a foul call.

Things got worse after the game. McCaffery allegedly berated a ref in the hallway, calling that ref a “cheating m—————-,” and a “f——— disgrace,” according to Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade.

McCaffery was asked about the exchange after the game. He told reporters he couldn’t talk about it.

McCaffery has a history of being ... let’s go with ... intense during games. He’s thrown chairs, terrorized official scorers, bumped referees and been ejected from games.

Fran McCaffery allegedly berated a ref following a 20-point loss. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Fran McCaffery allegedly berated a ref following a 20-point loss. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

It’s unclear whether McCaffery will face punishment for his actions. McCaffery was fined and suspended after bumping a ref in 2014, but that incident was captured on video.

Iowa and the NCAA may need to do more research on this alleged exchange before making a decision on whether McCaffery will be disciplined.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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