Officials rule the game a ‘double forfeit.’

Via AP wire as reported by Click2Houston:

TSU releases statement after fight at women’s basketball game

Southern and Texas Southern were playing for the Southwestern Athletic Conference women’s basketball regular-season title Saturday night when a bench-clearing fight broke out midway through the second half.

Officials ruled the game a double forfeit.

Southern was leading 51-49 at the time, and the league’s official Twitter feed said the score would stand and the teams would share the regular-season title with 16-2 records.

Southern coach Sandy Pugh told The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge, where the visiting Jaguars are located, “I’ve been involved with basketball for 30-plus years and I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s an embarrassment.”

The report said the brawl broke out after Texas Southern’s Miracle Davis took a charge. Players, cheerleaders and fans were reportedly involved and punches were thrown as security rushed to the court.

“I just saw two kids standing up looking at each other and someone else push and yell,” Pugh said. “My first reaction is to tell everyone to stay. But I look up and they have two kids running in. One of their kids throws the first punch and one of our kids was on the ground and someone was just pounding her. Next thing I know it was a melee.”