NCAA Tournament News: Fed Up Baylor Star Taurean Prince Belittles Reporter With Rebound Definition [VIDEO]
The Yale Bulldogs were one of the teams that came into the NCAA Tournament with controversy following them.
Their issues took a back seat, for a day, to their upset victims, the Baylor Bears basketball team, courtesy Bears star Taurean Prince, who managed to surpass Cam Newton for the best postgame sound bite by a losing player.
The Baylor star, obviously frustrated after the fifth-seeded Bears suffered the upset loss at the hands of the 12th-seeded Bulldogs, was mandated to talk to reporters after the game and finally had enough when one reporter asked about the smaller Bulldogs outrebounding Baylor with a condescending tone.
"How did Yale outrebound Baylor?" the reporter asked.
"Um, you go up and grab the ball off the rim when it comes off," Prince responded calmly. "And then you grab it with two hands. And you come down with it, and that's considered a rebound. So they got more of those than we did."
Prince's interview briefly took the spotlight off Yale, in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1962.
The Bulldogs, however, are embroiled in their own controversy as team captain Jack Montague was expelled in February for a sexual misconduct allegation, according to CNN.
Montague, who watched Yale's victory over Baylor from the stands, intends to sue the university.
"Max Stern, legal counsel for Montague, said in a statement that Montague was expelled from Yale on February 10 after a panel of the Yale University-Wide Committee found that he had nonconsensual sex in October 2014 with a female student who is currently a junior at Yale," CNN indicated in another report. "Montague was expelled during the second semester of his senior year."
"CNN previously had learned from a source close to Montague that, according to Montague, he had a consensual sexual relationship with a student in 2014. The unnamed woman has not spoken publicly about this allegation.
Yale's win, and Price's news conference has momentarily pushed Montague's ordeal to the background.