Friday , Feb , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Craven twins suspended one game each

Walnut Creek, CA (Sports Network) – The Pac-10 upheld the one-game suspensions
given to Southern California guards Errick and Derrick Craven for separate
incidents in last Saturday’s game versus California.

The suspensions were originally handed down on Tuesday, but the school
appealed them. The Pac-10 Compliance and Enforcement Committee upheld the
decision after a Friday hearing.

“In each incident, the player committed an unsporting act toward an opposing
player,” said Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen. “The actions warranted the one-
game suspension.”

Errick Craven, who is averaging 10.8 points per game this season, will sit out
Thursday’s contest against Oregon, while brother Derrick, averaging six points
a game, will miss the following game versus Oregon State on March 6.

In addition, the three game officials who worked the game failed to call
flagrant fouls on the two plays for which the suspensions were assessed. Those
officials have been disciplined through the loss of one game assignment each,
Hansen stated.