Iowa coach Fran McCaffery reportedly treated an official to a profanity-laced tirade following the No. 22 Hawkeyes' 90-70 loss to Ohio State in Columbus on Tuesday, a game in which he and his son, guard Connor McCaffery, both received technical fouls.
After the game, according to the Toledo Blade and Columbus Dispatch, Fran McCaffery screamed, "You cheating m-----f-----! You're a f---ing disgrace!" at official Steve McJunkins as he pursued him down a hallway in Value City Arena.
Asked in his postgame news conference what he said to the official, McCaffery stopped the reporter and said, "I can't 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. A couple of plays earlier, McCaffery had received an offensive foul call on the other end of the court.
Connor McCaffery appeared to protest after the second call and was called for a technical foul, the first of his career.
Fran McCaffery, questioned about the technical foul on his son postgame, said he asked Connor what happened. "I can't ... I would love to, I can't," he told the reporter, shaking his head.
Less than a minute after his son was T'd up, Fran McCaffery also was called for a technical foul. 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's not the first time issues with officials have been a family affair for the 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.