Police investigating punch in WNIT handshake line

Police are said to be investigating a punch thrown during the postgame handshake line at a Women’s NIT game Thursday night.

Video shows Memphis guard Jamirah Shutes apparently punching Bowling Green guard Elissa Brett following the Falcons’ 73-60 win in Bowling Green, Ohio.

According to Bowling Green officials, the incident has been turned to the campus police department.

“Bowling Green State University Athletics does not make comments about active police investigations,” the school said in a statement Thursday night, per WTOL 11 in Toledo. “Our priority is with the health, safety and support of our student-athletes.”

The players appeared to exchange words before the scuffle. Brett remained on the floor for a few minutes before being helped off the court. Teammates escorted Shutes back to the locker room.

Brett scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds against Memphis. Shutes finished the contest with 13 points and four rebounds.

Bowling Green (30-6) will host Florida (17-14) in the WNIT quarterfinals on Monday night.

–Field Level Media