Is this basketball’s dirtiest-ever cheap shot?

Lynette Rowe
November 15, 2018

In a video shared on social media by Overtime, No. 23 from Fitchburg State, who is listed as Kewan Platt, makes a direct run at Nichols guard Nate Tenaglia.

Fitchburg State said the university's police department - which has the same warrant and arrest powers as a municipal department for any campus crime - is looking into the smash that FSU Falcons player Kewan Platt dealt to the head of Nate Tenaglia of Nichols College near the end of a game. The junior guard was escorted off the floor as Tenaglia collected himself and referees briefed both coaches on what happened.

Platt finished with 16 points in the 84-75 defeat and was later named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week. The case is being reviewed at the student conduct level for consideration of further sanctions. Tenaglia was evaluated for a concussion and ended up finishing the game after passing the tests. Tenaglia is then seen writhing in pain, video shows.

Nichols College's Athletic Director Chris Colvin also addressed the situation, saying officials were "troubled by the unfortunate incident" and continued monitoring Tenaglia's health after medical tests found that he did not suffer a concussion. "We're happy it didn't escalate into a brawl".

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"The MASCAC and Fitchburg State University take this incident very seriously", MASCAC commissioner Angela Baumann said in a statement.

Platt was recently honored with the Conference Player of the Week Award.

The coach who witnessed his player eat a VICIOUS cheap shot elbow tells TMZ Sports he couldn't be happier his team did NOTHING in retaliation.

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