Statement from the Sun Belt Conference regarding Louisiana-Lafayette’s six-man play

Sun Belt Conference

The Sun Belt Conference acknowledges that during the men’s basketball game between Western Kentucky and Louisiana-Lafayette on January 5 an extra player was on the floor for Louisiana-Lafayette.

During the play the officials, both teams and the scorer’s table were unaware of the extra player. When the game was concluded the officials conversed and determined that the play was not correctable or reviewable; therefore, the score stands as a final. Additionally, per the NCAA Basketball Playing Rules, it has been determined by rule that it was not reversible.

Sun Belt Coordinator of men’s basketball officials Mike Wood reviewed the play and spoke with the officiating crew, it was reiterated that the play was not correctable.

Further review and appropriate action will be handled internally by the Sun Belt Conference office.

The Sun Belt Conference will have no further comment on this event.