Well he talked a tough game and then just suspended the players involved for only the games that would not hurt their season very much at all. Two of the players Yancy Gates and Cheikh Mbodj should have been kicked off the team immediately and barred from NCAA play PERIOD end of sentence. Xaviers player who was hit and stomped should file an assault charge against the two players and the University of Cincinnati's athletic department.
Now with that said...don't think I am letting Xavier off the hook if you want to have some players suspended suspend the unapologetic Xavier players who basically talked trash and acted like thugs in their post game interview. Suspend them for 10 games.
Every one wants civility and sportsmanship but no one wants to enforce it. if players are not taught true sportsmanship and are not disciplined with consequences that matter they will act like immature gangsters till they are brought up short. The actions of both teams players says a lot about the character of the players, their team, their coaches and the schools being willing accomplists in recruiting players with such low character.
I love basketball and played it till my ankles gave out (do to arthritis). I love watching college basketball, but not teams who are willing to "go easy" on players who obviously have not grown up and become civilised adults. Yes anger happens in sports, but their are ways to channel it productively, and violence is not it!