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Buzz Williams’ dance to ‘Country Roads’ doesn’t sit well with some West Virginia fans


Mike Miller

Buzz Williams felt like dancing. Can’t say I blame him.

No. 10 Marquette overcame a 15-point deficit Friday night to win 61-60 at West Virginia. So Williams, the Golden Eagles’ charming coach, did a spin and a short little dance afterward, celebrating the win at one of the game’s rowdiest venues.

But he did it during “Country Roads,” which incensed some Mountaineer fans. Watch.

Williams should probably slip those security guards a $20 afterward. Guys earned their pay with that angry group.

So. Classless act or merely a guy elated that his team – which benched starters Darius Johnson-Odom, Junior Cadougan and Vander Blue for the first half due to violations of teams rules – managed to improve to 24-5 overall and 13-3 in the Big East despite playing poorly?

I’d buy what he told Bill Raftery in the postgame interview: “I was two stepping to this song. They got mad. I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful, but I am very happy and pleased.”

He later went further, telling Gary Parrish of CBS Sports in a text: “Emotional response. Very unprofessional. I apologized in postgame. I was just excited.”

Winning in Morgantown is always cause for celebration. Perhaps Buzz is just a huge John Denver fan.

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