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Wendell Carter Jr.'s Mom Says Rhode Island Fans Called Her 'B---h,' Were Ejected

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2018

Duke's Wendell Carter Jr dunks the basketball during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament first-round game against Iona, in Pittsburgh, Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

Wendell Carter Jr.'s mother, Kylia Carter, told Bridget Condon of ABC11 WTVD that a Rhode Island fan called her a b---h during Saturday's Men's Division I NCAA tournament matchup between the Duke Blue Devils and Rhode Island Rams:

Bridget Condon @BridgetABC11

I spoke with Wendell Carter Jr.’s mom at halftime to get her perception of what happened with the #URI fans. #MarchMadness #NCAATournament #URIvsDuke #ABC11 *warning some explicit language* https://t.co/oTE8aIhb3i

In the video, Carter said she vocally disagreed with a call the referee made before Rhode Island fans began heckling her and called her a vulgar word. She said security then escorted the men away and Duke fans offered her a seat closer to the court near the Blue Devils' traveling party.

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