Fans who rushed onto court prompt fine

Updated: January 25, 2006, 4:14 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference fined Tennessee $5,000 on Tuesday after fans rushed the court following the Volunteers' 80-76 upset win Saturday over then-No. 2 Florida.

A league rule states that "at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area."

"I understand the exuberance of the moment but the security and protection of our student-athletes, coaches, officials and fans is our primary concern," SEC ...

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