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A Memphis player shockingly appeared to punch a Bowling Green guard in a WNIT handshake line

By Charles Curtis,


What a horrible scene that developed after Bowing Green defeated Memphis in the Women’s NIT on Thursday.

As the two teams went through a handshake line, it looks like Jamirah Shutes from the Tigers stops to say something to Falcons counterpart Elissa Brett. Then? Video shows Shutes appeared to throw a bunch that knocked Brett down near the scorer’s table.

What caused this to happen? No official word, but per Toledo Blade writer Michael Burwell — as you’ll see below — Shutes hit Brett with an elbow during the game. And per a Bowling Green statement, campus police are looking into the incident:

This isn’t the first handshake line incident this year. We saw two players in Louisville and Texas confront each other after a women’s NCAA tournament game earlier this week.

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