When is rushing the court OK?

Your college team -- which, for the sake of argument, we'll assume to be a heavy underdog -- has just knocked off a highly ranked opponent in a close-fought contest. Is it time to rush the court? Considering the frequency with which fans pour out of their seats after such a win, it seems like the answer is usually "absolutely, now get out of my way, nerd." Fans in Indiana did just that on Tuesday night after beating No. 3 Wisconsin, although it's not sitting well with everyone:

To wit: It was just a regular-season game, Indiana is 12-5, and it's not as if this is even close to the biggest win the Hoosiers have ever had. What happens when they achieve one that's actually super-impressive?

What do you make of Indiana fans rushing the court after their unranked team beat No. 3 Wisconsin?

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  • Your team has won an NCAA title in the past 10 years. Are you ever allowed to rush the court?

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  • Your team has been to a Final Four in the past five years. Are you ever allowed to rush the court?

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  • The team you beat is not in the top 3. Are you allowed to rush the court?

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  • You have a guaranteed lottery pick on your team. Are you ever allowed to rush the court?

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  • You won the game by more than 10 points. Are you allowed to rush the court?

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  • The team you beat is primarily a football school (Florida, Texas, Ohio St.). Are you allowed to rush the court?

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