An otherwise chippy game broke out into a full-fledged brawl Saturday after Norfolk State’s 22-point comeback win over Howard.
Multiple players from both teams began throwing haymakers just after the teams shook hands, and players and coaches had to be restrained. Per Wavy.com, the climax of the chippy-ness during the game came with Norfolk State’s Jordan Butler and Howard’s Akuwovo Ogheneyole were each given technical fouls with just over five minutes left in the game.
NSU ended up beating Howard 80-78, but things got ugly during the post-game.
The videos were just wild, as seen below from The Washington Post’s Tramel Raggs:
After Howard let a 22 pts lead slip away, coaches and players from Howard and Norfolk State engage in a heated brawl pic.twitter.com/RDSpfYNufT
— Tramel Raggs (@Raggs_No_Riches) February 2, 2019
Here’s another angle from David Hall with the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot:
An on-court brawl broke out Saturday after Norfolk State’s 80-78 win at Howard in Washington. pic.twitter.com/RkSoJMWAWS
— David Hall (@DavidHallVP) February 2, 2019