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Marcus Smart apologizes for Saturday’s outburst

Marcus Smart

FILE - This Nov. 28, 2013, file photo shows Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart (33) putting up a three-pointer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue at the Old Spice Classic tournament in Kissimmee, Fla. Two months into the season, it hasn’t been all about the freshman. Yes, some have lived up to the billing, but many of the players who’ve had the biggest impact so far are ones who have been around for a while.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Phelan M. Ebenhack

Marcus Smart had one of the worst performances of his collegiate career on Saturday afternoon.

Not only did he finish just 1-for-7 from the floor with all of four points before fouling out, he had a couple of embarrassing meltdowns as well.

ESPN’s cameras caught him kicking a chair on the sideline in the first half. In the second half, after taking an elbow to the chops, he walked off the court and could be seen, visibly upset, in a hallway behind the bench.

A couple of hours after the game, Smart took to twitter to apologize for his actions:

Today wasn’t one of my most proudest moments I lost my composure and left my team hanging it won’t happen again and I apologize to my team

— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) January 26, 2014

@PhilForte13 @iMarkelBrown22 @YoungCobbo20 @Oakstate_Murphy @KingNash02 @B_Will4 @Leyfro23 @_JeffreyCarroll my bad fellas good win

— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) January 26, 2014

There’s no questioning Smart’s passion and competitiveness.

But he cannot allow it to affect his play on the court.