Women’s NIT Game Ends With Memphis Player Throwing A Punch At Bowling Green Player In Handshake Line

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Things got a little dicey in the handshake line during the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) last night.

Bowling Green defeated the Memphis Tigers 73-60 in the third round of the tournament in Ohio last night.

After the game, the two teams met up in the handshake line, and about midway through you can see two of the women begin to exchange words with each other.

It was between Memphis guard Jamirah Shutes, and Bowling Green guard Elissa Brett.

And after what appeared to be a contentious exchange, Shutes threw a cheap shot punch to Brett’s face.

Shutes was immediately pulled away from the situation by teammates and coaches, and you can visibly see Brett lying on the ground, as teammates and coaches come to her aid.

Now, the BGSU Police Department is investigating the incident, the school said in a statement:

“The incident that took place following tonight’s home WNIT game has been turned over to the BGSU Police Department.

Bowling Green State University Athletics does not make any comments about active police investigations. Our priority is with the health, safety and support of our student-athletes.”

Shutes is a fifth-year player for the Tigers, and is the team’s leading scorer.

She took an elbow to the face with 24 seconds left in the first half and played eight minutes, and she returned for the second half.

Someone tweeted out that Brett took a “hard elbow” from Shutes during the game.

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