BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - A member of the Memphis Women's Basketball team has been charged with assault after a punch was allegedly throwing following the Memphis loss in the Round of 16 WNIT game, according to Bowling Green State University Athletics. 

"Following Thursday’s unwarranted physical incident after the WNIT home game, the Bowling Green State University Police Department has charged a member of the Memphis Women’s Basketball team with assault. Additionally, BGSU Athletics is conducting its own review. Violence is never acceptable and our priority remains the health, safety and support of our student-athlete, who is recovering and doing well. This is an active investigation in conjunction with the City of Bowling Green Prosecutor, and no further comment is available at this time," a statement released by the university said. 

The investigation seemed to stem from an altercation that took place as members of Memphis and Bowling Green were shaking hands directly following Memphis' 73-60 loss. 

Video showed Memphis' Jamirah Shutes stop in the line and exchange words with Bowling Green's Elissa Brett. Shortly after, Shutes appears to strike Brett in the face. Brett then fell to the ground as a teammate escorted Shutes away from the confrontation. 

Shutes was charged with assault.

The University of Memphis released the following statement regarding the altercation: 

“The incident that occurred following Thursday’s women’s basketball game was extremely unfortunate and certainly not consistent with, or representative of, our expectations for our programs and student-athletes. Because the incident occurred after the game, jurisdiction falls in the hands of local authorities, and we are cooperating fully with their process. To be respectful of that process, we will not comment further until it is complete.”

Shutes, who led the Tigers in scoring, appeared to take an elbow to the face with 24 seconds left in the opening quarter and played just eight minutes in the first half. She returned to start the second half. 

Shutes, a fifth-year player who finished with 13 points in her final game with the Tigers, was a second-team All-AAC selection this season.

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