Things got heated quickly on Saturday afternoon in Syracuse.
There was a slew of ejections in the first half of the Orange’s game against Bryant on Saturday after a pair of slaps led to a bench-clearing altercation on the floor of the JMA Wireless Dome.
Just after the midway point of the first half, Syracuse guard Judah Mintz drew a foul in the lane. As he started walking up toward the free throw line, he slapped Bryant guard Doug Edert on the face.
Edert quickly retaliated, and came from behind to slap Mintz back on his face before running off. That sparked a larger altercation that led to both teams running out onto the floor.
Things getting out of control up in Syracuse.
Cuse guard Judah Mintz slaps Bryant’s Doug Edert and then Edert comes right back with a slap on Mintz as both benches clear.
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Both Mintz and Edert were ejected, as were Bryant players Kvonn Cramer and Tyler Brelsford. Syracuse assistant coaches Adrian Autry, Allen Griffin and director of operations Pete Corasaniti were ejected, too.
Bryant held a 40-29 lead at halftime. Mintz had seven points and one assist when he was ejected, and Edert finished his night with three points and one assist.
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