A chaotic scene went down before the Georgetown-Providence basketball game Saturday … with videos flooding social media of fans pushing and yelling outside.
Here’s the deal … students were lined up, ready to head into the Amica Mutual Pavillion in Rhode Island for the Big East Conference showdown — where they’d reportedly been since 7 AM, almost three hours before tip-off!!!
These dedicated students seem to have gotten overexcited ’cause it appears some started pushing their way forward … which led to several students on the ground — and a metal barricade standing almost totally vertical on the side.
Check out the vid — several people are on the ground while their fellow students seem to be trying to hold the crowd back … clearly in an effort to keep them from being trampled.
It’s a tense scene … with security screaming at students to stop pushing and shoving a couple students away from those who fell — the person taking the video didn’t come away unscathed either, tilting the camera down to reveal their shoes were taken off in the melee.
Ultimately, the people working seemed to calm things down and let students into the game slowly. It’s not clear if anyone was injured … but regardless, it’s a pretty scary scene. BTW, Providence ended up winning the game 84-76 — and videos from inside the arena show the sheer magnitude of the crowd.
Glad everything seems to have worked out OK … despite some very early scares.