NORFOLK, Va. – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced the suspension of a Morgan State student-athlete following an altercation involving the Morgan State and Hampton University men’s basketball teams on Saturday, Feb. 24. In addition to the suspension, the contest has officially been ruled a forfeit with Hampton University winning 2-0.
Following a thorough review of the game’s video footage, the Morgan State student-athlete violated NCAA’s Basketball Rule 10, Section 5, Article 2 of the 2017-18 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules and Interpretations Handbook. Thus, the Morgan State student-athlete is ineligible for Morgan State’s final two regular season contests versus Coppin State and Delaware State plus the first round of the 2018 MEAC Tournament. (Rules 10-5.2 and 10-5.17).
In addition, Morgan State head coach Todd Bozeman will receive a letter of reprimand and fine by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for his unsportsmanlike actions during the second half on Saturday. Bozeman was ejected from the contest after receiving his second technical foul with 13:33 remaining.
“We expect our student-athletes and coaches to demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas.