Statement from Xavier University President Michael J. Graham, S.J.

Chris Mack will hold a press conference tomorrow.

Chris Mack will hold a press conference tomorrow.

Dec. 10, 2011

Xavier University President Michael. J. Graham, S.J. released this statement in response to the incident at the end of this afternoon's Xavier vs. Cincinnati men's basketball game:

"Xavier University takes very seriously the unsportsmanlike events which occurred at the close of today's Crosstown Shootout. This behavior was not representative of Xavier's standards and has no place in intercollegiate athletics. Our basketball program is expected to, and has for so many years now, represented the highest ideals of sportsmanship and ethical conduct. We are reviewing the incident in its entirety and, in conjunction with the Atlantic 10 Conference, will take appropriate action.  We regret that this incident happened and apologize to our loyal fans, the Xavier family and the entire Cincinnati community."

A press conference will be held tomorrow with head coach Chris Mack to further address this matter. Details on the press conference will be sent out tomorrow.