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Officials say fan, coach incident handled 'in-house'

An incident between a Dakota Wesleyan University basketball coach and a Mount Marty fan has been handled quietly, according to officials at both schools.

An incident between a Dakota Wesleyan University basketball coach and a Mount Marty fan has been handled quietly, according to officials at both schools.

After the Tigers defeated the Lancers 82-78 in overtime on Saturday in Yankton, Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball head coach Jason Christensen was a part of an incident with a Lancer fan, Mount Marty Athletic Director Chuck Iverson confirmed to The Daily Republic on Wednesday.

When asked about the incident that occurred following Saturday's GPAC semifinal game in Yankton between a coach and a Mount Marty fan, Mount Marty Athletic Director Chuck Iverson said, "We knew about it and we think it's done."

"We're aware of something that happened, but I don't care to make any comments about it," Iverson said. "I talked to the (Dakota Wesleyan) coach and am satisfied and talked to their (athletic director). I think it was handled very professionally."

Christensen declined to comment on the situation when asked about the incident by The Daily Republic on Wednesday.

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On Wednesday, DWU Athletic Director Curt Hart said the matter is being handled by the school.

"It's been taken care of, and we feel comfortable with that," Hart said. "We'll move on from this. It's an in-house issue that we have to handle."

Christensen, a Mitchell native, is in his sixth year coaching the Tigers, who qualified for the NAIA national tournament this year for the first time since 2004.

DWU will play Haskell (Kan.) at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

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