Avery Johnson forces players to brawl in practice to learn from 3-on-5 debacle

After getting in a fight, your parents always want to make sure you learn a lesson.

Well, that’s the approach Alabama head coach Avery Johnson has taken this week after his team got into a fight in a game last week and every Crimson Tide player on the bench left the area and went onto the court.

In college basketball, that’s grounds for ejection, and as a result, Alabama was forced to play with five players for the remainder of the second half.

After one player fouled out and another left injured, the Crimson Tide now famously played 3-on-5 against Minnesota, nearly completing a double-digit comeback before falling.

Back at practice, Johnson is making sure such a situation doesn’t happen again, and it starts with having his own players fight each other.

“We went over whose responsibility it is to break up the fight and whose responsibility it is to keep their teammates on the bench,” Johnson said,  according to TideSports.com. 

Teammates Donta Hall and Landon Fuller started the fight, and Johnson said Hall “won.”

And as far as we know everyone stayed in the correct spot on the bench.

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