Cleveland State assistant coach suspended 1 game

The Horizon League suspended Cleveland State assistant Jermaine Kimbrough one game for his comments critical of the officials after Monday’s game at Kentucky.

Kimbrough will miss Cleveland State’s game against Ball State on Saturday. Horizon League rules prohibit coaches from “publicly criticizing officials.”

After Cleveland State lost at Kentucky, Kimbrough tweeted that the Vikings had been “cheated.”

UK shot 35 free throws and Cleveland State 15 in the game. UK won 68-61.

“CSU assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough’s comments about the officiating after the CSU-Kentucky men’s basketball game on Monday, November 25th were unacceptable,” CSU Director of Athletics John Parry said in a statement. “As a result, coach Kimbrough has been suspended for the CSU-Ball State game scheduled on Saturday, November 30th.”