NMSU Basketball game ends with brawl


POSTED: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:58pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:24pm

What started as a hard-fought game between the two leaders of the WAC turned into an ugly brawl shortly after the final buzzer sounded. New Mexico State men lost 66-61 in overtime at Utah Valley in Orem Thursday after leading by 1 at halftime.

As the game ended, NMSU junior point guard K.C. Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley guard Holton Hunsaker connecting from close range. As it happened, the UVU fans were rushing the court to celebrate a victory. A fight broke out shortly after between the fans and members of the Aggie team. Coaches separated the players from the melee but not before punches were thrown.


New Mexico St. officials tell NewsChannel 9 that no players were injured and no arrests were made.

"I just want to apologize after the K.C. Ross-Miller outburst after the game," Aggies head coach Marvin Menzies said on his postgame radio comments on KGRT-FM 104. "I don't know what provoked it. I know I'm not going to play him in the next game. I have to look and see what happened. There is going to be a lot of video to look over."

WAC officials will likely make a decision on possible suspensions Friday.

The loss also drops NMSU to 10-4 in conference play which puts them in second place. A game behind the Wolverines with two games left to play. The Aggies are at Cal-State Bakersfield Saturday.

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