Players threw punches ahead of Lobos, Aggies game
December 06, 2018 10:16 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— UNM will not suspend anyone involved in a pre-game scuffle with NMSU players.
The altercation happened during warmups Tuesday night.
Lobo forward Corey Manigault can be seen arguing and shoving with a group of Aggies.
After the group was separated, Manigault and NMSU’s Eli Chuha get into again.
Chuha is seen throwing a punch.
Manigault responds with several punches, one that appears to connect with Ivan Aurrecoechea
Paul Weir, UNM head basketball coach, apologized and said he didn’t see the video until a day after the game.
“The way it was framed to me, I thought it was just a competitive moment in a pregame. When I got to watch the video really late last night, I didn't see that, I saw something a little different but I really was appalled,” Weir said. “That really has prompted us, really this morning, and parts of the day here, to respond a little bit differently than what I had heard about the incident the day of the game."
Manigault practiced with the team in Los Angeles Thursday night.
The Lobos play Saint Mary’s Friday night.
Updated: December 06, 2018 10:16 PM
Created: December 06, 2018 09:47 PM
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