UH fan explains what happened before post-game melee

By Andrew Pereira
Published On: Nov 27 2013 05:36:41 PM HST
Updated On: Nov 27 2013 05:42:15 PM HST

University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine basketball fan Henry McShane explained what happened before a post-game melee at the Stan Sheriff Center.

HONOLULU -

The University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine fan says he did nothing wrong before a post-game brawl at the Stan Sheriff Center on Nov. 17.

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Henry McShane and his daughter scheduled a meeting with UH Athletics Director Ben Jay Wednesday afternoon.

McShane says he was shocked when he saw his pictures on the Monday evening news since he says he left Jay a message to call him three days earlier.

You can't see him in the video of the brawl because he says he's under the pile.

McShane admits to heckling West Virginia coaches, but says it was typical home court banter.  He says he never used profanity, but instead was calling the West Virginia coach a "crybaby."

After the game, when some West Virginia fans said UH doesn't belong on the map, McShane responded by saying West Virginia doesn't belong in the Big 12 Conference.

McShane then explained what happened next with West Virginia Assistant Coach Lester Rowe.

"I said, 'You don't belong in the Big 12?'  He said, 'Come down here and say that.'  I said OK so I walk down the stairs to go to the railing to tell him you don't belong int he Big 12.  You beat us by three points.  It was silly.  Silly thing," said McShane.  "And I went down to the stairs and I went to raise my hand said you don't belong in the Big.  And that's as far as I went.  The whole fans, 40, 50 of them, just piled me."

McShane  and his daughter want to know why they say there was no security at the Stan Sheriff Center and why UH released McShane's picture without getting his side of the story.

Rowe was reprimanded by the Big 12 Conference for his actions.

KITV is looking to talk to Jay after Wednesday's meeting.

Post game scuffle aftermath

UH Wahine post-game aftermath


Click here to see pictures from the scene of the post-game brawl.

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