INDIANAPOLIS — Baylor basketball coach Kim Mulkey was suspended from her team's next NCAA tournament game for criticizing the officiating after a loss to Louisville last spring.
The NCAA on Monday also reprimanded Mulkey and withheld Baylor's team championship per diem from the regional round.
After Louisville upset top-seeded Baylor 82-81 in March, Mulkey said the game was far too physical and she singled out the officials.
"I thought that all three of them, if they go past this round of officiating, it will be sad for the game," she said then. "I thought the two critical calls at the end of the game were really bad."
The NCAA said it was issuing a more severe penalty because Mulkey is a repeat offender. She was reprimanded in 2011 for criticizing the NCAA for the decision to put the Lady Bears in the same tournament bracket with Texas A&M, a team they had faced three times already that season. The Aggies beat Baylor on their way to the national title.
The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee said the "latest misconduct act by Mulkey" warranted the more stringent suspension.
"The committee unanimously felt that the behavior of Coach Mulkey was unacceptable and has no place in the women's basketball championship," said Carolayne Henry, committee chair and senior associate commissioner for the Mountain West Conference.
|Seattle - WP: R. Elias||10||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: N. Maronde||6|
|Boston||41||3rd Qtr 10:45|
|Sacramento||44||2nd Qtr 3:39|
|Houston||17||1st Qtr 3:16|
|Milwaukee||26||1st Qtr 2:58|
|Portland||17||1st Qtr 2:24|
|San Antonio||28||1st Qtr 2:40|
|Nashville||3||2nd Prd 1:42|
|New Jersey||1||2nd Prd 6:41|
|NY Rangers||1||2nd Prd 5:50|
|Detroit||1||2nd Prd 4:21|
|Washington||0||2nd Prd 17:29|
|Dallas||0||1st Prd 6:33|
|Edmonton||0||1st Prd 11:45|
|Mount St Marys||72||2nd Half 8:35|
|Milwaukee||55||2nd Half 12:36|
|Penn||24||1st Half 5:48|
|Marshall||9||1st Half 15:49|
|Delaware State||8:00 PM|
|Miss Valley St||8:00 PM|
|IUPU-Ft Wayne||8:00 PM|
|North Dakota St|
|TX-San Antonio||9:30 PM|
|Alabama A&M||64||2nd Half 0:08|
|Lipscomb||40||2nd Half 6:34|
|Fla Gulf Coast||76|
|Mercer||46||2nd Half 7:32|
|East Tenn St||47||2nd Half 9:00|
|Kennesaw St||46||2nd Half 6:04|
|Louisiana Tech||58||2nd Half 10:55|
|St Johns||8:00 PM|
|UC Santa Barbara||8:00 PM|
|TX-San Antonio||8:30 PM|
|Cal State Fullerton||10:30 PM|
|Long Beach St|
|San Diego State||10:30 PM|