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IU's Brand again says he made right call

Indiana president Myles Brand insists he made the right call in disciplining basketball coach Bob Knight in what he said was a no-win situation for the university.

"The route I took was one that was tough and fair," Brand told the Downtown Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis on Friday. "The tough part is zero tolerance. We expect Coach Knight to change his behavior."

Knight was suspended for three games, fined $30,000 and ordered to stay out of trouble after trustees investigated accusations of abusive conduct.

Brand acknowledged the university had not done enough in the past to change the coach's behavior. He says Knight must have a chance to meet the guidelines.

"It would be quite unfair to say the rules have changed, and because of the new rules you're now fired," Brand said.

CINCINNATI: The school sweetened the contract of coach Bob Huggins, raising his guaranteed annual compensation to $545,000.

KENTUCKY: Michael Southall, one of the top high school players in Wisconsin last season and a Wildcats recruit, was charged with selling marijuana.

Southall, 18, of West Salem, made admissions to investigators after he was confronted with a videotape that showed him smoking marijuana at a party, according to a criminal complaint.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Damien Kinloch, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward who averaged 19 minutes, said he will transfer to Tennessee Tech and play for former Gamecock assistant Jeff Lebo.


AUBURN, Ala. _ Deandre Green and Brandon Reed were charged after a handgun was fired to break up a fight at a fraternity concert.

Green is accused of firing the gun, and Reed is accused of having an unregistered firearm.

The concert Wednesday night was attended by about 300 people. No injuries were reported.

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville declined comment on the arrests.


SOFTBALL: Pitcher Leslie Malerich limited Iowa to five hits in Florida State's 4-1 NCAA region win against Iowa in Los Angeles. In Fresno, Calif., Jennifer Lutsi doubled in the seventh and scored on a Breanne Berger fielder's choice as Florida beat Fresno State 1-0.

LACROSSE: Maryland beat Loyola 17-7 and Princeton beat James Madison 15-9 in Ewing, N.J., to set up Sunday's NCAA title game.