New Mexico State suspended guard K.C. Ross-Miller hours after he instigated a postgame brawl with Utah Valley on Thursday night, ESPN.com reported.
Ross-Miller fired the ball at Utah Valley's Holton Hunsaker at close range and hit him in the leg as time expired in the host Wolverines' 66-61 win in overtime.
Utah Valley fans then stormed the court as the victory got the Wolverines closer to the WAC regular-season championship.
A video of the postgame scene revealed New Mexico State guard DK Eldridge throwing a punch at someone in the crowd and staff forcefully pulling Aggies guard Daniel Mullings away from the melee.
WAC commissioner Jeff Hurd planned to review the video. He is meeting with the Aggies at their game Saturday at Cal State Bakersfield.
New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies told ESPN.com there were "two separate components" between Ross-Miller throwing the ball and the fans rushing the floor.
"No matter what provoked KC, what he did was inexcusable and hence the suspension," Menzies said. "It is an honor and a privilege to wear an Aggie uniform and a responsibility comes with that privilege. I will wait until I've had a chance to talk with our conference officials and university administration before any other disciplinary actions may or may not be taken."
Menzies said his players felt threatened when Utah Valley fans rushed the court, and Mullings claims he was hit during the fracas.
Staff members quickly tried to separate the players from the fans. There were no reports of any injuries among the fans or security personnel.