WAC suspends 2 NMSU players for actions following game

Posted at: 02/28/2014 6:04 PM
Updated at: 02/28/2014 6:08 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com

The Western Athletic Conference has suspended two New Mexico State men's basketball players as a result of their conduct following Thursday night's game against Utah Valley.

KC Ross-Miller has received a two-game suspension and Renaldo Dixon has received a one-game suspension.

Ross-Miller threw a basketball at a Utah Valley player as time expired in the Wolverines' 66-61 overtime victory, and Dixon threw a punch at a fan when Utah Valley fans stormed the court following the game.

New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies had previously announced that Ross-Miller was suspended indefinitely for his actions.

Ross-Miller issued a statement that reads, “I just want to apologize for my actions and for embarrassing New Mexico State University. I have way more respect for the university, my teammates and coaches to retaliate in such a terrible way. I know better to let my opponents and emotions get the best of me and I regret doing what I did, not only because it was stupid and selfish, but because of the situation that I have created for my team, coaches and the university. I understand that I will be suspended and I accept the punishment. I will learn from this and not make the same mistake twice. I know saying sorry doesn't fix the embarrassment that I've initiated, but I ask as humbly as I know that you accept my apology.”