A Memphis basketball player punched a Bowling Green player after WNIT game and now campus police are investigating
Chaos erupted at the end of the Women's National Invitational Tournament on Thursday.
A Memphis Tigers player punched a Bowling Green Falcons player in the handshake line.
Memphis guard Jamirah Shutes stopped to talk with Falcons guard Elissa Brett before the altercation.
The end of a college basketball game ended in disarray on Thursday after a Memphis Tigers player hit a Bowling Green Falcons player in the handshake line during the Women's National Invitational Tournament in Ohio, prompting a police investigation.
Video of the altercation shows Memphis guard Jamirah Shutes stopping to talk with Falcons guard Elissa Brett in the post-game handshake line after Bowling Green's 73-60 win.
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Shutes can then be seen apparently punching Brett in the face, after which Brett falls to the ground on the sidelines of the court. Brett remained on the ground as her teammates came to her aid, the footage shows.
Bowling Green State University's athletics department said in a statement that campus police were handling the incident.
"The incident that took place following tonight's home WNIT game has been turned over to the BGSU Police Department," the college said. "Bowling Green State University Athletics does not make comments about active police investigations. Our priority is with the health, safety and support of our student-athletes."
Reps for the BGSU Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Insider on Friday.
The University of Memphis' athletics department called the incident "extremely unfortunate and certainly not consistent with, or representative of, our expectations for our programs and student-athletes" in a statement to Insider on Friday.
"Because the incident occurred after the game, jurisdiction falls in the hands of local authorities, and we are cooperating fully with their process," the department said. "To be respectful of that process, we will not comment further until it is complete."
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