College basketball game is halted by an on-court scrum between Oklahoma State and West Virginia… with one player ejected for attempting to join heated scrap from off the bench!
- West Virginia’s victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Mountaineers
- Woody Newton was ejected after running on to the court to join from the scuffle
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Oklahoma State guard Woody Newton was ejected from the game after running on to the court during a brief skirmish during West Virginia’s 85-67 victory on Monday night.
West Virginia were leading 58-41 with 11:56 remaining when Tre Mitchell and Kalib Boone got in a brief skirmish in a battle for a loose ball.
Mitchell got to the ball first, Boone dove on top of him and Mitchell took offense.
Mitchell and Boone picked up fouls and both received technical fouls after a video review, causing Boone, the Cowboys’ leading scorer, to foul out with four points.
NCAA rules strictly prohibit players on the bench from entering the court during an altercation, which led to Newton’s ejection.
West Virginia and Oklahoma State got into a scuffle during the second half of game on Monday
Erik Stevenson of West Virginia dribbles by Caleb Asberry of the Oklahoma State Cowboys
Erik Stevenson scored 23 points, Mitchell added a season-high 22.
Stevenson made five of six shots from 3-point range and grabbed five rebounds for the Mountaineers (16-10, 5-10 Big 12), who snapped a three-game skid.
Mitchell sank eight of 14 shots and six of seven free throws. Kedrian Johnson pitched in with 12 points and three steals before fouling out.
Caleb Asberry scored 15 points and Bryce Thompson added 14 for the Cowboys (16-12, 7-8), who have lost three straight after a five-game win streak.
West Virginia took control over a span of 6:42 in the first half.
Seth Wilson made a jumper, Mohamed Wague followed with back-to-back dunks and Stevenson hit a jumper and two straight 3-pointers to cap a 16-0 run for a 32-14 Mountaineers’ lead with 4:02 remaining.
John-Michael Wright’s layup 25 seconds later ended Oklahoma State’s long scoring drought.
Kedrian Johnson scored the final four points of the half to give West Virginia a 40-21 advantage.
Stevenson (10) celebrates during the second half of game against Oklahoma State
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