Iowa coach Fran McCaffery reportedly treated an official at a profanity-laced tirade following No. 22 Hawkeyes' 90-70 loss to Ohio State in Columbus on Tuesday, a game in which he and his son, Connor McCaffery, both received technicals
After the game, according to Toledo Blade and Columbus Dispatch, Fran McCaffery screamed, "You cheating m —– f —–! You're a f — ing disgrace!"
Asked in his postgame news conference what he said to the official, McCaffery stopped the reporter and said, "I can not talk about that."
] With 4:08 left in the game and the Hawkeyes trailing 78-67, Connor McCaffery was called for a foul on Ohio State's Keyshawn Woods. McCaffery and Woods, who had the ball, made contact, and McCaffery ended up on the ground.
Connor McCaffery appeared to protest after the second call and was called for a technical, the first technical of his career
Fran McCaffery, questioned about the technical on his son postgame, said he asked Connor what happened. "I can not … I'd love to, I can not," he told the reporter, shaking his head.
Less than a minute after his son was T'd up, Fran McCaffery was also called for and technical. It came after Iowa's Nicholas Baer made a layup, and the Hawkeyes cut the lead to 82-69. McCaffery was called as he appeared to step on the court to talk to an official.
It is not the first time issues with officers have been a family affair for McCafferys. In February 2006, Fran McCaffery, then the coach at Siena, was ejected from a game for what he said was the first time in his career. His wife, Margaret, was then ejected later in the game after a tirade at officials