Post Game Brawl Erupts Between New Mexico State Players and Utah Valley Fans (Video)
Fights between athletes in the middle of a game are fairly common, as are fights up in the stands between fans. However, you rarely see players fighting fans.
Unfortunately, last night’s college basketball game between New Mexico State and Utah Valley was a rare exception. After the Aggies lost on the road to the upstart Wolverines, falling a game behind them in the WAC standings, New Mexico guard K.C. Ross-Miller lost his cool and hurled the basketball at Utah Valley’s Holton Hunsaker, setting off a small scrum among the players. Then things really got ugly when Utah Valley students stormed the court, as college kids are known to do when their team wins a big game. Amidst the chaos, a New Mexico State player believed to be DK Eldridge appeared to throw a punch at a Utah Valley fan, and the Aggies’ Daniel Mullings had to be forcibly extricated from the crowd.
In short, it was all pretty messed up. Have a look:
Today, Aggies coach Marvin Menzies announced that the team had suspended Ross-Miller for an undisclosed number of games, which is sensible since he’s the one who sparked the near-riot. However, it’s still quite possible that more Aggies will be suspended as a result of this incident, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, let the debate about fans storming the court begin.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]