Thursday , Feb , 15 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Knight reprimanded for criticizing officials

Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) – Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight received a public
reprimand from the Big 12 Conference after criticizing an official’s call
following a 93-91 loss in double overtime to Oklahoma State on Saturday.

According to the Conference, Knight’s comments violated the Big 12
Conference’s Principles and Standards of Sportsmanship.

“The Conference’s Principles and Standards of Sportsmanship prohibit coaches
from making any public comments critical of game officials,” said Big 12
Commissioner Kevin Weiberg. “The Big 12 has a program in place to review the
performance of game officials that includes the accuracy of judgment calls.
This season-long system of evaluation determines whether or not an official
will receive future assignments to work Big 12 games.”

The Red Raiders are 16-10 this season, including a 5-6 mark in the Big 12.