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.WATCH THE CLIP BELOW:
BGSU women’s basketball moving on to the final 8 of the WNIT after beating Memphis — but this will steal the headlines unfortunately.
Ugly, ugly scene in the handshake line. A Memphis player punched Elissa Brett. Just brutal. pic.twitter.com/2hptXYBEtj
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) March 24, 2023
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.”Click here to download the FREE KWAM App to stay up to date on breaking news across Memphis and the Mid-South.
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.RELATED: ‘Redemption’: Ja Morant’s First Game Back Electrifies Memphis