CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two more players were suspended — one indefinitely — and the suspensions of two were extended Thursday by the Mountain West Conference for fighting during New Mexico's home win over Wyoming on Tuesday.
The penalties were agreed upon by the schools and the conference.
Wyoming's Brandon Ewing and Brad Jones — the team's top scorers — and New Mexico's Jamaal Smith were ejected from the game and automatically suspended from their games Saturday. Wyoming plays at No. 17 Air Force, and New Mexico is at Colorado State.
The conference suspended Jones and Smith for an additional game and added a one-game suspension for New Mexico's Darren Prentice. They'll serve those suspensions when New Mexico visits Wyoming on March 3.
Wyoming suspended Joseph Taylor indefinitely.
"He needed to get out of it, and he didn't," Wyoming coach Steve McClain said of why Taylor was punished. "I felt like all the other guys were trying to stop what was going on, and he got involved when he shouldn't have.
"My kids are extremely disappointed in themselves, and I know that with the sanctions that have been handed out, they understand the importance and know they have let a lot of people down."
New Mexico players Daniel Faris, J.R. Giddens and Aaron Johnson received reprimands.
"I think it's unfortunate for both institutions and certainly not part of our regular behavior and commitment to sportsmanship," New Mexico coach Ritchie McKay said. "However, it happened, and we're responsible for our role in it and hope it doesn't happen again."
The fight occurred with 1:10 left to go in the game, which New Mexico won 91-83.
It began when Ewing, the league's leading scorer, became entangled with Smith. As players from both teams converged, Jones shoved Giddens, and Smith threw a punch at Jones.
Ewing and Jones have accounted for 48 percent of Wyoming's scoring this season, 51 percent of its 3-point shooting, 45 percent of its steals and 63 percent of the team's free throws and assists.