NATIONAL University assistant coach Vic Ycasiano has been slapped with a one-game suspension for a "threatening gesture" to University of the East center Charles Mammie on Saturday.
According to a UAAP official who refused to be named as he is not authorized to speak on behalf of basketball commissioner Chito Loyzaga, Ycasiano was penalized by the league after being found guilty of flashing an elbow to Mammie's face in the fourth quarter of their game against the Red Warriors.
Although there was no contact, league officials deemed the threat serious enough to merit a suspension, the source said.
Mammie was seen standing close to the NU bench late in the game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum shortly before a commotion ensued, with UE team members seen complaining about something to officials.
Several spectators claimed witnessing the incident, which was also captured on video.
NU lost the game, 67-71, after Roi Sumang converted a four-point play in the dying seconds of the game.
With the decision, Ycasiano will not be on the bench when the Bulldogs face University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday at The Big Dome.
The Bulldogs currently have an even 1-1 record going into their game against the Tigers.
It was another blow to the Bulldogs, who scratched Alfred Aroga after the eligibility committee ruled that he has yet to complete the required two-year residency for foreign players.