College basketball notebook: Iowa State's Booker apologizes to WVU fans
By The Associated Press
Published: Monday, March 11, 2013, 9:33 p.m.
• Iowa State's Anthony Booker apologized for making an obscene gesture during Saturday's win over West Virginia. Booker was on the bench when he made the gesture toward the Mountaineers' student section shortly after being called for a flagrant foul.
• Indiana coach Tom Crean said he apologized to Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer for their heated exchange after Sunday's game. Crean said he apologized to Meyer over the phone. Crean had to be restrained as he yelled at Meyer: “You know what you did. You helped wreck the program. You helped wreck our program.” Crean was hired by Indiana in 2008, inheriting a program burdened by NCAA sanctions for violations under former coach Kelvin Sampson. Meyer served on Sampson's staff.
• Louisville junior Gorgui Dieng was selected the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Providence's Kadeem Batts and Syracuse's Michael Carrter-Williams to shared the Most Improved Player Award. Marquette's Davante Gardner won the Sixth Man Award.
• Michigan's Trey Burke was named Big Ten Player of the Year. Michigan State's Gary Harris was Freshman of the Year and Wisconsin's Bo Ryan was Coach of the Year.
• Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart was named Big 12 Player of the Year and as the league's top freshman. Kansas State's Bruce Weber was Coach of the Year.
• California's Allen Crabbe was named Pac-12 Player of the Year.
• USC starting center Dewayne Dedmon and backup big man James Blasczyk were suspended indefinitely following allegations the pair was involved in a melee.
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