STILLWATER, Okla. - The NCAA rules committee has officially responded to the incident involving Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart and a rowdy Texas Tech fan.
Rule 10-1.3.h hasn't yet been dubbed "The Smart Rule," but its new restrictions are certainly inspired by the young guard.
The NCAA sent out a memo concerning the rulechange earlier this week, according to ESPN, stating a flagrant noncontact foul 2 and ejection would automatically be called if a player enters into the stands.
Smart, who passed up a chance at becoming a top pick in last year's NBA Draft to return for his sophomore season, shoved a fan Feb. 8. after an apparent taunt.
Smart was given a technical foul, but was not ejected. Eventually, Smart was ushered into the locker room as the road crowd continued to grow agitated.
Smart was suspended three games for the incident.