Three players were ejected during UT-Martin’s 81–75 quarterfinal win over SIU-Edwardsville in the men’s Ohio Valley Conference tournament on Thursday following a skirmish that saw SIUE forward DeeJuan Pruitt punch a player in the face.

The altercation occurred after a SIUE basket with 4:13 left in the first half. As UT-Martin looked to inbound, senior forward Rifen Miguel walked up the court with his upper body and head leaning on Pruitt and both his hands in the air. The two players took several steps down the floor while face-to-face before Pruitt unloaded a right hook to Miguel’s jaw and backed away.