Little Rock coach explains how he broke his hand in the locker room

Published Mar. 18, 2016 10:17 a.m. ET

If you saw Arkansas-Little Rock's thrilling upset of Purdue Thursday, you may have been wondering why Little Rock coach Chris Beard was wearing a protective glove on his right hand. 

Beard told reporters that he broke his hand in the middle of the Sun Belt championship game while attempting to motivate his players at halftime. Some sage advice from coaching legend Bob Knight kept Beard from tearing the locker room apart when his team was down by five points.