Saturday, February 20, 1999
Huggins reprimanded by C-USA
BY MIKE DeCOURCY
The Cincinnati Enquirer
UC basketball coach Bob Huggins was reprimanded Friday by the Conference USA office for comments he made to the
crowd at the Shoemaker Center during the Bearcats' 82-69 victory Wednesday over UNC Charlotte.
Huggins declined to comment about the punishment out of concern any statement might be subject to additional action by the league.
With 12:33 left in the first half of Wednesday's game, UNCC guard Diego Guevara left the floor because of a cut on his elbow. As he passed the midcourt line, he was struck in the head by a quarter thrown from somewhere in the stands.
Informed of what happened, Huggins took the public address microphone and said, Folks, in spite of the fact there's people that have no class in this league, we have class here. If you see somebody in front of you throwing something on the floor, get 'em, we're throwing 'em out.
Coach Huggins' effort to control the crowd is appreciated, C-USA commissioner Mike Slive said in a statement, but his derogatory comments about other conference institutions are a violation of the conference's code of conduct.
If Huggins were to commit future violations of a similar nature, he could face additional punishment.
Huggins frequently has complained about the treatment UC receives on the road from spectators in league arenas.
Slive said it is a violation of the league's code of conduct to issue public criticism of member institutions of the league.
Huggins could argue he did not publicly criticize any members of the league, since he did not name names.
When that question was raised, Slive said he had no further comment.
Butler gets another chance
XU women post 20th win PHILADELPHIA - Jen Phillips notched her fifth double-double of the season, scoring a team-high 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, in Xavier's easy 72-39 win at Temple Friday.
XU pitching could fuel run to A-10 title
Bell on fast track to major leagues
Reds' bid for Meares falling short
Young eager to shake bad defensive tag
Miami looks to rebound at BG
Wildcats shop for a road win
Tristate boys basketball scores
Ohio boys basketball scores
Ky. boys basketball scores
Ky. girls basketball scores
Indiana boys basketball scores
Walnut Hills wins for Gabe
CINCINNATI BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
N.KY. BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
N.KY. GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
Newport's seniors finish 21-win season
St. Xavier romps in district swim meet
Harrison, Moeller wrestlers take charge
CYCLONES 5, ORLANDO 4
MIGHTY DUCKS 7, SYRACUSE 4
Jaguars safety targeted
Coslet: No grudge with Pickens