8 players ejected after fight breaks out between Florida and Kentucky at SEC Women's Tournament
No. 14 seed Kentucky and No. 11 seed Florida are squaring off in a first-round SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament game on Wednesday afternoon, and things are getting heated.
Tatyana Wyche of Florida was seemingly the instigator, chucking the basketball at a Kentucky player after a basket.
That led to Wyche approaching the Wildcats’ bench, where more fighting unfolded before things were settled down:
Eight players were ejected in the SEC women's tournament after a scuffle broke out during the Kentucky-Florida game.
The game was delayed over 20 minutes. pic.twitter.com/iXUgUzltgj
— ESPN (@espn) March 1, 2023
A fight just broke out at the #SECWBB tournament between @KentuckyWBB and @GatorsWBK players. More TK but all I know is that Kentucky HC Elzy did lose a sparkly heel in the process.
Vid of her tail end. Sorry it’s not great, had a senior moment fumbling w my phone. @TheNextHoops pic.twitter.com/37o105qlVH
— Gabriella Lewis (she/her) (@_gabriellalewis) March 1, 2023
After a 20-minute delay to sort things out, a total of 4 players on each team were ejected, most for leaving the bench:
Quite a day at the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament so far. pic.twitter.com/JRQaubzqvB
— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) March 1, 2023
Following the altercation between UK and Florida—
Florida: Technical on Tatyana Wyche, she will be ejected. Dut, L. Wyche, Kyle will also be ejected for exiting the bench.
Kentucky: Technical on Petty. Intentional on Benton. Cassidy Rowe will be ejected for exiting the bench.
— Caroline Makauskas (@cmakauskas) March 1, 2023
Kentucky took a 22-21 lead into halftime after the scrum.
What does this mean moving forward?
Whatever team advances to face No. 6 seed Alabama on Thursday might be without some key players. We’ll see how the SEC wants to play this situation and what suspensions could be coming, but this isn’t a good scenario for either side at this point in the postseason when a loss means you’re done.
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not much of a fight really but it looked like the ky player instigated it by trying to force feed the florida player the ball. some players who normally dont get much playing time will be starters tomorrow.
Hardly a fight… No punches thrown, nor kicking, clawing, hair pulling, tackling, etc. Just a bunch of yelling and posturing. Shouldn’t have taken more than 5 min to clear up and resume play.
There’s no hair-pulling nor clawing ? Definitely not a real fight between women.
Not a fight
And all 10 people in the stands in Greenville witnessed it.
Just annoyed she missed her initial toss… says a lot for the program.
They definitely should be working more on those overhand throws in practice!