Police are investigating a violent incident after the Memphis Tiger Women’s basketball team lost 73-60 in the WNIT Tournament against Bowling Green State University.
Memphis fifth-year guard Jamirah Shutes got into a dispute with Bowling Green senior guard Elissa Brett during the postgame handshakes and punched Brett in the face, causing her to fall in front of the scorer’s table.
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The Tigers’ athletic department put out a statement on Friday stating that the altercation and punch was “extremely unfortunate and certainly not consistent with, or representative of, our expectations for our programs and student-athletes.”
They also mentioned in the statement that local authorities will be handling the investigation since the incident happened after the game ended and are fully cooperative with the ongoing process.
As a result, Memphis will not be commenting further on the situation until it is resolved.