Sterling Gibbs has been suspended for two games after hitting Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono in the face on Monday night, Seton Hall announced on Tuesday.
During a blowout loss at Villanova last night, Gibbs and Arcidiacono were tied up going for a loose ball when Gibbs swung a closed-fist at Arcidiacono’s head. Gibbs was ejected from the game and apologized afterwards.
“Man that’s not who I am,” Gibbs tweeted, mentioning Arcidiacono’s twitter handle. “I’m sorry to my family, friends, fans, and team for being an embarrassment. Even more sorry to [Ryan Arcidiacono]. I let my emotions get the best of me and that wasn’t acceptable at all. I hope you’re alright and I will face any consequences coming.”
“Sorry again [Ryan] it really is weighing heavy on my heart.”
The Big East will not be adding any additional punishment.
“We support Seton Hall’s decision to suspend Sterling Gibbs for his actions in the Villanova game,” commissioner Val Ackerman told USA Today. “Unsportsmanlike acts like the one that occurred last night have no place in the BIG EAST or college sports.”
Gibbs will miss games against St. John’s and Creighton, but will be eligible to return on March 4th against Providence.