A Division III men's match between Fitchburg State and Nichols on Tuesday night was frightened by a sucker shot by…
A Division III men’s match between Fitchburg State and Nichols on Tuesday night was frightened by a sucker shot by a Fitchburg state player since his loss of 84-75.
With less than three minutes left, Nichol’s Nate Tenaglia scored a pointer from the corner to give Bison a 76-63 lead. When Tenaglia saw his shot go through the net, Fitchburg State’s Kewan Platt drove to him, seeming to look at the referee (who had his back facing the exchange) and then threw the entire forearm into Tenaglia’s face.
Here’s another look at the entire sequel of the game show:
As you can see from the second video and from the complete game show here the following official appeared to witness the punch and whistled Flat for a foul; He left the court, even if the broadcast is not completed if he was expelled or just pulled out of the game. Tenaglia was left in the game and did the two free throwers who immediately followed his pointer. Platt, who led Falcons by 16 points, had been called for a technical foul early in the first half – from the broadcast, he appeared to enter a Nichols player’s face after blocking a shot – and the NCAA rules say a player can be ejected for to accumulate two technical mistakes or a flagrant 2-foul.
Flat has been indefinitely suspended and excluded from the Fitchburg State campus, announced the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference on its Twitter feed Wednesday afternoon after the video went viral. The conference also canceled the player in the week’s award Flat Water in the week.
Platts name is not displayed on the Fitchburg state online list or team statistics.