The suspensions of two Southern women’s basketball players stemming from an in-game brawl Saturday against Texas Southern have been rescinded by the SWAC, the league announced Tuesday.
Southern senior guard Kendra Coleman and sophomore forward Cortnei Purnell have been reinstated after the SWAC reviewed video of the on-court fight.
Both Coleman and Purnell, who were originally among 15 players suspended, are eligible to play in Southern’s tournament game.
Southern has also been elevated to the No. 1 seed as a result of Texas Southern’s decision to withdraw from the tournament.
The Jaguars will face No. 8 seed Mississippi Valley State in the tournament quarterfinal round Wednesday night at 6 p.m.