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Published Sep. 28, 2005

TENNESSEE: After slugging it out for 40 minutes on the court, Tennessee and George Washington carried their hostilities over to a post-game pizza party.

With the crowd long gone from the Stan Sheriff Center after the No. 6 Volunteers' 91-81 victory Thursday in the Rainbow Classic at Honolulu, the teams were supposed to enjoy a friendly pizza fest in a hospitality room near the G.W. locker room.

What ensued was a near free-for-all with a lot of pushing and shoving and yelling and screaming. No one was injured, but a cameraman had his equipment broken.

"The Tennessee players showed no class. No class," George Washington coach Tom Penders said after a Volunteers player apparently spit at the Colonials' Patrick Ngongba during the melee.

Tennessee coach Jerry Green said the incident, which lasted about 10 minutes, apparently started when two of his players who had gone to pick up the food were jumped by George Washington players.