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MEAC Reschedules Game Suspended After Fight

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Valentine’s Day game between Bethune-Cookman and Maryland Eastern Shore that was suspended in February because of an in-game fight between the schools will be replayed on a neutral court.

The game has been set for a 2 p.m. tip-off Saturday at North Carolina Central in Durham, N.C.

The game was originally stopped when an altercation erupted with Bethune-Cookman leading in the second half. Saturday’s game will be replayed from the beginning.

Nine players — four from Bethune-Cookman and five from Maryland Eastern Shore — were suspended for one game by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for their involvement in the skirmish. Both schools also imposed additional penalties on the players.

The MEAC tournament begins Tuesday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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