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Publish date: Dec 10, 2011

Statement by NCAA President Mark Emmert
on Xavier/Cincinnati

The incident at the end of the Xavier/Cincinnati basketball game today is deplorable and such behavior has no place in college sports. The respective conferences and both schools are in the process of determining what disciplinary actions should be taken against those involved. However, such behavior impacts the game as a whole far beyond those involved. Sportsmanship is a key tenet at the NCAA and a principle that all involved in intercollegiate athletics are expected to honor. Those involved with that incident today failed to honor themselves, their schools, and college basketball. It cannot be tolerated.

Mark Emmert
NCAA President