Texas Southern and Southern University Women’s Basketball Team got into a brawl this weekend at a game that ended in one of the biggest fights the schools have seen.
HBCU Sports reports:
As a result, Texas Southern and Southern split the regular season championship. Texas Southern, however, will enter the SWAC Tournament as the No. 1 seed.
While there is no official word on what started the fight, witnesses at the game told HBCU Sports that a hard foul on a Southern player prompted the scuffle.
Here is how Southern head coach Sandy Pugh described the fight:
“A Southern player was fouled hard and tempers flared,” said Fred Batiste, a fan who watched the fight unfold. “Two TSU players ran off the bench and the donnybrook took place.”
I’ve been involved with basketball for 30+ years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Southern coach Sandy Pugh said. “It’s an embarrassment.”
It all started when TSU’s Miracle Davis took a charge underneath the TSU basket, according to the newspaper.
“I just saw two kids standing up looking at each other and someone else push and yell,” Pugh said. “My first reaction is to tell everyone to stay on the bench. But I look up and TSU has two kids running in.
“One of their kids throws the first punch and one of our kids was on the ground and someone was just pounding her. Next thing I know, it was a melee.”
Any penalties or suspensions resulting from the altercation will be announced by the SWAC prior to the start of the conference tournament.
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