Gregg Marshall suspended for final exhibition following outburst

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Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall has been suspended for the final game of the Shockers’ Canadian tour following an outburst in a win over McGill on Tuesday night.

Marshall was upset over the physicality that McGill was allowed to play with and, after receiving a second technical foul, charged the officials aggressively.

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“I visited with Coach Marshall this morning to inform him that he is suspended for this afternoon’s final exhibition game in Canada,” interim AD Darron Boatright said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. “While I understand the competitive spirit that accompanies coaching, there remains a standard of professional behavior that is inherent in a position of leadership that we all must meet. That standard was not met last night.”

“I fully accept the decision of the athletic department and the University,” Marshall said in the statement. “As a program we expect to represent Wichita State University in a manner in which we can all be proud of, on and off the court. Last night, in my attempt to stand up for, and protect, my team I fell short of those expectations. I will gladly sit out tonight’s game in hopes that a lesson can be learned that it’s not just about doing the right thing, but doing it the right way.”