NCAA reprimands Bill Self, Wichita State official

In this March 29, 2013 file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts during an NCAA a game against Michigan during the second half of a regional semifinal game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 29, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Self was publicly reprimanded by the NCAA and fined an undisclosed amount on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after damaging the scorer's table during an NCAA tournament game in Kansas City. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
In this March 29, 2013 file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts during an NCAA a game against Michigan during the second half of a regional semifinal game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 29, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Self was publicly reprimanded by the NCAA and fined an undisclosed amount on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after damaging the scorer's table during an NCAA tournament game in Kansas City. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

 

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas basketball Bill Self was publicly reprimanded by the NCAA and fined an undisclosed amount on Wednesday after damaging the scorer’s table during an NCAA tournament game in Kansas City.

Self struck the table at the Sprint Center on March 24 during a third-round win over North Carolina.

Ron Wellman, the chair of the Division I men’s basketball committee, said in a statement that “Coach Self’s actions were out of line with the committee’s expectations that championship participants act in a manner that represents the highest standards of sportsmanship.”

The damage fell under NCAA guidelines that define misconduct as any “unsportsmanlike conduct, unprofessional behavior or breach of law, occurring from the time the championship field is announced through the end of the championship that discredits the event or intercollegiate athletics.”

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University’s senior associate athletics director has been reprimanded by the NCAA for getting into an argument with security at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

The verbal confrontation between Darron Boatright and Staples Center security happened before Wichita State’s regional final game against LaSalle. Shocker Athletics Director Eric Sexton issued a statement Wednesday saying the school accepted the reprimand and will now move on.

Sexton says Boatright immediately informed him and NCAA representatives about the incident, then went back to the security team to apologize for how he handled Wichita State’s team entrance to practice that day.

The Shockers made it to the Final Four before losing to eventual champion Louisville in the semifinals.

 

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