BY: John Mamola

A wild moment in Thursday night’s UC Santa Barbara basketball game against Hawaii as a fan ran out on the court and confronted the Hawaii coaching staff.

The fan was quickly ushered off the court but Hawaii coach Gib Arnold said it was something unlike he'd ever seen in his 22 years as a coach "and a lot of years of playing."

It was unclear whether the fan remained in the arena, but he was shown in replays continuing to gesture toward the court after the incident as he walked unimpeded back through the stands.  I guess they need to keep people in the seats at UCSB.

The Hawaii coach said he isn't worried about this being a trend.

"It doesn't concern me,'' Arnold said. "It's rare. I hope security would be better. The guy was wasted and in a different world. It is what it is. You can't control crazies. That's why they're crazy."

In case you care, the fan went home happy as UC Santa Barbara beat Hawaii 86-77.