Fight ensues following conclusion of Thursday night college basketball game
A fight broke out in Fargo on Thursday night, following the conclusion of North Dakota State’s impressive 77-59 win over Oral Roberts.
The scuffle was prompted by a late steal and dunk in the closing seconds of North Dakota State’s victory. However, the slam didn’t happen until after the buzzer sounded, so the basket was waived off.
There didn’t appear to be any hard feelings in the handshake line until Oral Roberts head coach Paul Mills started yelling at a few members of the North Dakota State team. Then, things got heated.
Several in attendance captured video of the incident from Thursday night:
Well…that was quite the scene to end the Bison vs Oral Roberts game… pic.twitter.com/ZgE4MnnBAt
— Justin Swanson (@SwanyND) February 18, 2022
There’s a postgame fracas that may result in some suspensions here. WILD scene. Exactly what you would expect from a Paul Mills-coached team. pic.twitter.com/3ch8qHnUCK
— Bison Report (@BisonReport) February 18, 2022
— Chris Thompson (@CT_Thompson4) February 18, 2022
A last-second dunk resulted in words being exchanged & a scuffle between @ORUMBB & NDSU during the postgame handshake.
Paul Mills exchanged words with NDSU coaches and players.
Elijah Lufile was involved in the scuffle and had to be restrained from re-entering the fray. pic.twitter.com/Q5ZcHFD32D
— Cayden McFarland (@caydenmc) February 18, 2022
There will likely be some repercussions for those involved in the fight, but there didn’t appear to be any serious injuries.