A UC Santa Barbara fan ran out on the court Thursday night during a stoppage in play and angrily confronted the Hawaii coaching staff, the third time in a month a college basketball fan has come into violent contact with a player or coach.

The man, who wore a royal blue UC Santa Barbara Class of 2014 T-Shirt, was later arrested after being quickly ushered off the court during the Gauchos' 86-77 victory, which was aired on ESPNU.

Hawaii coach Gib Arnold said it was something unlike he'd ever seen in his 22 years as a coach "and a lot of years of playing."

"It was a little crazy to have a fan pushing your players around. I've never seen it. You don't expect it," Arnold said in a postgame TV interview.

The incident came just a week after on-court violence involving fans and players resulted in the suspensions of two New Mexico State Aggies.

Play Thursday night was halted as UC Santa Barbara led the Big West Conference game 30-16 with 6:02 to play in the first half, with Hawaii guard Brandon Spearman called for an intentional foul and Arnold arguing with referees.

As Arnold and an assistant came onto the court in the aftermath of the technical foul, the fan ran up and took an aggressive stance in Arnold's face.

Hawaii forward Christian Standhardinger then pushed the man away before teammate Garrett Nevels also shoved away the fan, who gestured for the players to come after him as he backpedaled off the court.

UC Santa Barbara spokesman Bill Mahoney said the man, who the school believed was a student, was arrested by campus police. Mahoney, who did not identify the fan, said he could face discipline and could be expelled if he is a student.

"Historically when things like this happen, the student, who was arrested, would go in front of Judicial Affairs, which is part of Student Affairs," Mahoney said in an email to ESPN. "The extent of his punishment would be speculation, but I would doubt it will be mild."

It was unclear how long the fan remained in the arena, but he was shown in replays continuing to gesture toward the court after the incident as he walked unimpeded back through the stands.

Arnold said he isn't worried about that type of incident being a trend.

"It doesn't concern me,'' Arnold said. "It's rare. I hope security would be better. The guy was wasted and in a different world. It is what it is. You can't control crazies. That's why they're crazy."