Connecticut Player Suspended

Associated Press

Connecticut reserve forward Antric Klaiber was suspended from the eighth-ranked Huskies after his arrest on drunken-driving charges early Wednesday after crashing his car into a highway barrier in Hartford, Conn.

Klaiber, who lives off-campus in Coventry, was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving too fast for conditions. He also received a seatbelt violation. He was released on $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 2.

About 4 a.m., Klaiber drove a two-door Honda into a barrier on the right side of the highway, a few miles east of Hartford, state police said. He was not hurt and there were no other passengers.


On Monday, X-rays showed starting power forward Kevin Freeman had a broken right wrist.

The Huskies do not know when either player will be back. The coaching staff has not determined how long Klaiber will be punished.

Klaiber, a 6-10 junior, has averaged 4.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in nearly 19 minutes a game this season.


The Western Athletic Commission will not formally discipline coaches Larry Shyatt of Wyoming and Rick Majerus of Utah for a sideline incident during Saturday’s basketball game at Salt Lake City.

WAC Commissioner Karl Benson made the decision after reviewing the altercation, Associate Commissioner Jeff Hurd said.

“He considers the behavior inappropriate,” Hurd said. “At the same time, he has decided whatever action taken will be done so internally.”

The incident began with 15:03 left in Utah’s 75-58 victory. The unbeaten and fourth-ranked Utes were leading, 47-23. They had just rebounded a missed shot by the Cowboys when official Jimmie Flores called a technical foul on Shyatt.


As Utah’s Andre Miller stepped to the foul line and made two free throws, Shyatt called referee Jim Danner to the scorer’s table. The Wyoming coach motioned for Majerus to join them.

Suddenly Majerus exploded and had to be restrained by Danner and assistant coaches.

After the game, Shyatt said Majerus misinterpreted his comments, aimed at the officials.

Because he had to be restrained from getting to Shyatt, Majerus was given a technical foul.

On his Sunday TV show, Majerus said Shyatt accused the Utes of dirty play and suggested the Cowboys would be told to retaliate if it didn’t stop.

“He threatened me and my players with bodily harm,” Majerus said Tuesday. “I’m not going to tolerate it.”


Forwards Anthony Richards and Adalius Thomas have left the Southern Mississippi basketball team, Coach James Green said.

Richards, a junior, was averaging 10.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Thomas, a sophomore played in only his third game Tuesday in a 79-67 loss at Memphis.