SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — The Northeast Conference (NEC) Championship game between the Bryant Bulldogs and Wagner Seahawks was brought to a screeching halt when a brawl between students broke out in the stands.

The clock was stopped with 4:37 left in the game when students from both Bryant and Wagner started arguing and throwing punches.

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Security ushered a number of fans out of the stadium, though the majority of Bryant’s fans and a handful of Wagner’s were allowed to stay and watch the remaining minutes of the game.

“We will finish the game in a first-class fashion and manner,” Bryant Athletic Director Bill Smith was heard telling the crowd.

The Bulldogs dominated the Seahawks, ultimately winning the game 70-43 and punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program’s history.

With the Bulldogs in the national spotlight, students are reminding those who were watching Tuesday night that this incident shouldn’t reflect negatively upon the student body as a whole.

“I don’t think it’s really indicative of who we are as a school,” Bryant student Joe Cuggino said. “We are all good people here and we don’t want a bad reputation.”

It’s unclear at this time whether anyone was arrested.