Real punches thrown. Benches cleared. No, this wasn’t Malice in the Palace but it was just as brutal, considering this was a women’s basketball game.
A fight broke out in the UNLV Utah State women’s basketball game. pic.twitter.com/JzwutY8A9n
— Tyler Bischoff (@Bischoff_Tyler) January 8, 2017
A not-so-friendly shoulder bump quickly turned into a shove. Punches came next, and before you knew it, the whole team was on the floor and both benches were right in the thick of it. Fortunately, though, it was broken up fairly quickly.
The MVP of the entire scenario undoubtedly goes to the UNLV player in the gray warm-up shirt. Almost everyone made their way to the scene of the crime off the bench, but she did so on what appeared to be a bum right leg. She hopped her way the entire length of the floor on just one foot. Talk about a true teammate!
Altogether, eight ejections were handed out from the officiating crew, four to each team. UNLV won in overtime 55-53.