Xavier and Cincinnati has given college basketball a black eye. Both teams were involved in a brawl earlier today.
The game was called with 9.4 seconds left when the teams got into a brawl in a corner of the court.
Eventually, the words turned into shoves and a fight broke out. Both benches cleared when the teams started to fight.
Xavier center Kenny Frease appeared to suffer the most damage, as he was punched and then kicked when he was on the ground. Frease left the court with a white cloth on his face, as he was bleeding.
Both teams are facing suspensions in the coming days. The videotape has to be reviewed by the NCAA before suspensions can be handed out.
“There’s no excuse for any of them, on our side, on their side,” Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said angrily. “Guys need to grow up.
“There is zero excuse for that in basketball. You’ve got to learn how to win on one side, you’ve got to learn how to lose on the other side.”
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