A day after a bench-clearing fight ended the Southwestern Athletic Conference women’s basketball regular-season title game in a double forfeit, the conference was reviewing the incident.
With 12:36 left in the game Saturday, a fight broke out between Southern and Texas Southern. Southern was leading 51-49 at the time. Texas Southern’s Miracle Davis had just drawn a charge underneath the basket.
“I haven’t reviewed the film as much as I’d like, but my initial response is that there was a significant show of and attempt at restraint on the part of our bench as the melee unfolded,” Southern athletic director Dr. William Broussard said in a statement. “At a certain point it’s difficult to distinguish whether or not we interacted out of aggression or to defend teammates as Texas Southern’s game-day staff and security personnel attempted to respond.”
It was the second incident involving Southern this season. In a game against Alabama A&M on Feb. 21, three players were ejected early in the second half for fighting. read more…