Cheerleader ejected from a MVSU-Alabama A&M basketball game after on-court altercation with player
Cheerleader is EJECTED from a college basketball game after confronting and shoving a rival player in an on-court altercation after he seemed to get in the way of her stunt routine during Alabama A&M’s dramatic last-second win over MVSU
A cheerleader was ejected from a college basketball game between Mississippi Valley State and Alabama A&M after having an altercation with a player.
Mississippi Valley State had just made two free throws to tie the score 63-63 with a little over three minutes remaining in the conference game.
However, on the inbound pass, Alabama A&M’s Dailin Smith appeared to get too close to a Mississippi Valley State cheerleader as she attempted a stunt on the baseline.
As she jumped into a front hurdler, Smith appeared to make contact with her back leg. She immediately looked behind her to see who had knocked her and she did not forget.
Mississippi Valley State took the ball back down the court and play was stopped after the referee blew his whistle.
A cheerleader was ejected from a college basketball game after an altercation with a player
The cheerleader took the opportunity to walk on to the court and confront the player. She appeared to lightly shove his shoulder to grab his attention and said something, although it is not clear what was said or for how long the interaction lasted as footage cut away.
The commentators calling the game then began discussing the incident, while a woman in the background can be heard yelling for security.
‘The Alabama A&M coach, he’s fussing and cussing,’ Caleb Brunson, one member of the broadcast said.
Meanwhile, Andre Williams, the other member of the broadcast team, added that the Mississippi Valley Coach was ‘losing it’.
After a brief pause, Brunson revealed that ‘they’re gonna put one of the cheerleaders out of the game.’
Seven members of security staff then made their way across the court towards the Mississippi Valley State cheerleaders’ section.
One wrapped their arm around her shoulder and appeared to tell her she needed to leave before she turned to the bench to grab her jacket.
But the drama in the game didn’t end there. The game came down to the wire with Alabama State needing a buzzer beater to win 70-68.
Alabama A&M’s Dailin Smith made contact with the cheerleader as she attempted a stunt
When play was next stopped, the cheerleader made her way on to court to confront Smith
Junior guard Messiah Thompson dribbled at the top of the key with five seconds remaining, before dribbling right and drilling a last-second shot as he faded away from the basket.
With the victory, Alabama A&M improved to 10-15 with a 6-6 record in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Meanwhile, Mississippi Valley State dropped to 3-23, with a 2-10 conference record and missed out on the chance to cause an upset with less than a month until the conference tournament.