by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33
A brawl between fans and players broke out last night after the conclusion of Utah Valley and New Mexico State’s battle for the top spot in the Western Athletic Conference.
Utah Valley topped New Mexico State, 66-61, and now holds a one-game lead in the WAC with two games remaining for both teams. At the conclusion of the game, NMSU’s K.C. Ross-Miller threw the ball at Wolverines guard Holton Hunsaker. Utah Valley fans then stormed the court, and an altercation between the fans and several Aggies players broke out.
Via LA Times:
D.K. Eldridge of New Mexico State became engulfed in a horde of students who had swarmed the court, most presumably to celebrate the victory while others took part in fisticuffs.
Video of the incident doesn’t make it particularly clear as to who first started throwing punches, but it’s apparent that many were thrown, several by Utah Valley State students and spectators.
At least one New Mexico State player tumbled to the court but coaches, administrators and security personnel separated players and fans within 30 seconds after the start of the melee.
The complete video of the incident can be found below.