Monday Feb. 2, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- The Big 12 Conference publicly reprimanded Texas Tech coach Pat Knight, two days after he was ejected for twice running onto the court to argue about a foul called on Alan Voskuil.
After two technical fouls and his ejection Saturday night, Knight left the floor only to return a few moments later to again yell at the officials in the second half of Texas Tech's 82-69 loss to Nebraska.
Knight, who took over when his father Bob Knight resigned last year, did not immediately return a call seeking comment Monday.
Knight's actions violated the Big 12's rules, which prohibit coaches from publicly commenting about officials.
Knight's penalty would have been more significant if not for "his past exemplary behavior," acknowledging his mistake and "his commitment to me to conduct his program with sportsmanship," Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe said in a release Monday.
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