Brawl breaks out after NMSU loss to Utah Valley

Updated: 02/28/2014 12:51 PM | Created: 02/28/2014 12:50 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

OREM, Utah -- A New Mexico State University basketball player has been suspended after an on-court brawl that followed the team's 66-61 loss to Utah Valley University on Thursday night.

Seconds after the game ended, NMSU's K.C. Ross-Miller threw a ball at a Utah Valley player. As coaches tried to hold back their players, Utah Valley fans rushed the court and began pushing and shoving.

Security guards quickly arrived and were able to separate the players from the fans.

"After reviewing the tape of the game and the events that immediately followed, a decision has been made to immediately suspend KC Ross-Miller. No matter what provoked KC what he did was inexcusable and hence the suspension," NMSU head coach Marvin Menzies said in a statement.

The win gave Utah Valley a one-game edge in the Western Athletic Conference over New Mexico State with two conference games left for each team.

Both teams are in contention for the WAC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

(NBC Sports contributed to this report)

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