Huskies' Malik Dime suspended indefinitely after slapping fan

CaptionCloseMalik Dime of the Washington Huskies controls a rebound against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center on December 7, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga defeated Washington 98-71. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty...

Huskies' Malik Dime suspended indefinitely after slapping fan

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Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies controls a rebound against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center on December 7, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga defeated Washington 98-71. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies controls a rebound against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center on December 7, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga defeated Washington

Egin Cook of the Oregon Ducks is guarded by Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 10, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oregon won 83-77. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Egin Cook of the Oregon Ducks is guarded by Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 10, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies drives during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies drives during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies passes the ball against the Utah Utes at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 10, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies passes the ball against the Utah Utes at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 10, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies grabs a rebound away from Jakob Poeltl of the Utah Utes in the second half of Utah's 90-82 win at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 10, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Malik Dime of the Washington Huskies grabs a rebound away from Jakob Poeltl of the Utah Utes in the second half of Utah's 90-82 win at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 10, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Washington Huskies forward Malik Dime has been suspended indefinitely by the school after slapping a fan during halftime of Thursday's loss at Colorado.

Dime, a senior Dakar, Senegal, reportedly had to be restrained by UW coaches after going after a group of Colorado students, who had been heckling the Huskies bench during the 81-66 loss that dropped Washington to 9-15 on the season and 2-10 in Pac-12 play.

"I was caught up in the emotion of the game and allowed my frustrations to influence my behavior," Dime said in a statement from the school. "I made a very poor decision, and did not represent my team, my university and my family the way I want to. I am glad I had the chance to apologize to the students involved in the altercation, and I am prepared to accept the full consequences of my actions. I look forward to putting this incident behind me and moving forward."

The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Dime, who is averaging 5.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and a team-high 2.6 blocks per game in 15 contests this season, was sitting out his ninth consecutive game with a broken finger.

"Malik's actions were inconsistent with his typical behavior," head coach Lorenzo Romar said. "They were absolutely unacceptable, and did not represent the values our team and the sportsmanship spirit of our conference. We have spoken with him at length and expect this to be a valuable teaching moment. We do not expect this type of behavior to happen again."

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