WAC suspends 2 players in brawl following New Mexico St-Utah Valley game

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In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 photo, New Mexico State's Daniel Mullings, at center in red and white jersey, is involved in a brawl involving players and fans who came onto the court when New Mexico State guard K.C. Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley's Holton Hunsaker seconds after the Wolverines' 66-61 overtime victory against the Aggies in Orem, Utah. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Grant Hindsley) MANDATORY CREDIT

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

The game between the WAC co-leaders at the UCCU center was attended by a season-high 4,954 fans.

Ross-Miller issued a statement apologizing for his actions.

"I have way more respect for the university, my teammates and coaches to retaliate in such a terrible way," he said. "I know better to let my opponents and emotions get the best of me and I regret doing what I did, not only because it was stupid and selfish, but because of the situation that I have created for my team, coaches and the university.

The Wolverines issued a brief statement via Twitter: "The incident following Thursday's game was an unfortunate and sour endnote to an otherwise brilliant performance by both teams." The team referred all further inquiries to the WAC.

Utah Valley (17-10, 11-3) is atop the WAC standings going into Saturday's home game against Texas Pan-American. New Mexico State (21-9, 10-4) visits Bakersfield on Saturday.

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