The Oral Roberts men's basketball team did not take too kindly to a late dunk from North Dakota State player Maleek Harden-Hayes.
The Bison were running away with a dominant victory against Oral Roberts in a 77-59 game, and as time was running out, Harden-Hayes picked up a steal and charged to the basket. The buzzer signaling the end of the game went off as he slammed down a two-handed dunk that did not count toward the final score.
Running up the score, attempting a last-second basket with the game in hand is a big no-no, an unspoken rule in basketball.
As the two sides were going through handshakes, a scuffle broke out between the teams after Oral Roberts coach Paul Mills got into a heated discussion with North Dakota State coach Dave Richman on the court.
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Oral Roberts maintained an aggressive defensive approach late in the game despite the outcome being all but certain. With 54 seconds left, the Golden Ea Notre Dame vs. USC Rivalry Shirts gles started fouling despite trailing by 17 points. The fouls continued even at the 22-second mar Butler Bulldogs shirt k with North Dakota State leading 74-56 and Oral Roberts needing to average nearly a point per second in order to make the come back.
It did not take long between a heated argument turned into pushing, shoving and a few punches being thrown between the players. Golden Eagles center Elijah Lufile had to be pulled away from the mix-up before Colorado Buffaloes clothes escaping the huddle of his teammates and charging back toward the Bison before he was again held back, getting knocked to the floor in the process.
According to the broadcast, it got to the point that security had to be called onto the court.
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"That's not anything that I want this program to be a par Concordia University (IL) Cougars Jerseys t of. There are situations that are going to be learning experiences for myself and our group as we move forward," Richman said, according to The Forum. "Anything from our end, I will apologize to Oral Roberts and coach Mills. But I also asked our guys to play until the end and we played to the end tonight."
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Mills wrote in a Tweet after the WVU vs. Pitt Rivalry Jerseys game: "I am very saddened about what transpired at the conclusion of our game tonight v NDSU. ORU nor NDSU want to be represented in a negative light. Dave Richman & I have spoken & I have the utmost respect for the Bison program. Congratulations to the Bison o NCAA Spirit shirt n a dominant performance."
It's not immediately known what discipline players and coaches may face in the wake of the scuffle. The Summit League issued a statement to The Forum confirming that the conference was reviewing the scuffle.
"This incident is under review by the League office and both institutions were notified last night that acts of unsportsmanlike conduct by their men’s basketball programs are being investigated," the conference said in the statement. "There are several procedural steps that are being taken and once all of those are completed, the League will provide an official statement."