Posted December 13, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Cincy-Xavier Throwdown

@SportsBata ..nuff said

#8 Xavier Musketeers were putting the beat down, 76-53, on the Cincy Bearcats on Saturday night! The action stopped with 9.4 seconds left, when players began to throwdown. Cincy senior Yancy Gates started the action cocking a haymaker punch at Kenny Frease (pic above)! It’s a shame for Xavier who started the season 8-0, and now may lose position with the suspensions that followed. Check out the video and list of suspensions below!

Cincinnati suspended senior Yancy Gates, junior Cheikh Mbodj and freshman Octavius Ellis six games each and freshman Ge’Lawn Guyn for one game.

Xavier suspended freshman Dez Wells  and walk-on Landen Amos for four games, junior guard Mark Lyons for two and senior guard Tu Holloway for one game. – espn

“(Holloway) said they’re not thugs, he was talking about toughness on the court but he did it in the wrong fashion and that’s why he’s going to sit,” Xavier coach Chris Mack said. “He didn’t mean that our gang is going to beat up your gang. It was the wrong choice of words and it’s a problem and our fault for putting them up there in the first place. It was 15 minutes after the game and we should have put two other guys up there, not two that were in the middle of it. We all made poor choices and have a lot of regret for it.” – espn