New Mexico State suspends player for role in Utah Valley State brawl

It didn't take long for New Mexico State officials to take action following a brawl at the conclusion of Thursday night's basketball game against Utah Valley State.

New Mexico State has suspended guard K.C. Ross-Miller indefinitely for his actions, which led to a brawl between fans and players immediately after the game.

Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley State's Holton Hunsaker immediately after New Mexico State's 66-61 loss, triggering a confrontation with Utah Valley players and fans. Coaches and security personnel had to physically separate players and fans.

While Ross-Miller's actions caused a confrontation between players, it's not clear from the video who threw the first punch after fans rushed the court.

New Mexico State Coach Marvin Menzies said in a statement Friday that Ross-Miller will remain suspended indefinitely pending a review from the university and Western Athletic Conference.

“No matter what provoked K.C. what he did was inexcusable and hence the suspension," Menzies said. "It is an honor and a privilege to wear an Aggie uniform and a responsibility comes with that privilege."

The Associated Press reported WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd is expected to meet Friday with Menzies. Additional suspensions could be issued.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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