'Fitchburg State does not tolerate behavior that violates those standards.
The school has yet to speak out on the incident.
Update: Platt has been suspended indefinitely and barred from campus by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Platt, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior, cast a glance to make sure the referee on the sidelines was not looking at him before his forearm connected with Tenaglia's face, but he was busted by another official and ejected from the game. "The incident is being reviewed at the student conduct level for consideration of further sanctions".
Nichols College said Tenaglia was unhurt. Platt then took another step, raised his arm and clocked Tenaglia in the face with his elbow.
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"The Fitchburg State community is appalled by the conduct displayed during Tuesday night's home basketball game".
Platt, a native of Jamaica Plain and a criminal justice major, has since been removed from Fitchburg's official team roster.
Tenaglia's father declined to comment when reached by the Herald.
Nichols went on to win the game, 84-75.
Nichols athletic director Chris Colvin told TMZ that Tenaglia is OK and that Fitchburg State athletics director Matthew Burke called to apologize for Platt's actions. Fitchburg State plays in the MASCAC. "We're very happy that the Nichols College student-athlete involved in the incident, Nate Tenaglia, was unharmed and able to finish the contest", it said.
"His behavior goes against the MASCAC's mission which includes good sportsmanship", Baumann said.