UNIVERSITY OF Utah officials will honor the legacy of Rick Majerus by hanging a replica of his trademark white sweater from the rafters at the basketball arena where he coached from 1989 to 2004 and regularly led the Utes to the NCAA Tournament.
A moment of silence will be held at Utah's next game Wednesday and players will wear black patches in honor of a man Utah athletic director Chris Hill remembered as a "basketball savant." Majerus died Saturday in Los Angeles while awaiting a heart transplant. He was 64.
"To retire his jersey and put a No. 1 up there, it just doesn't make any sense," Hill said Monday.
The replica sweater will be created to fit in with the select names already hanging from the rafters.
Majerus had been invited back previously to be inducted into Utah's Hall of Fame but the timing wasn't right last year as he was coaching at Saint Louis and his health had taken a turn for the worse. Hill said the induction is still planned for a man who led the Utes to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools.
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said his son has been suspended indefinitely from his job as video coordinator with the team following his third arrest on alcohol-related charges - and second while with the Razorbacks.
Michael Anderson, 27, was booked at 8 a.m. Sunday following his arrest by Fayetteville police on charges of driving while intoxicated. He was released later that morning on $2,000 bond.
* Temple senior guard Khalif Wyatt and Penn junior guard Alyssa Baron were named Big 5 players of the week.
In last night's game *
At Syracuse, Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points and 11 assists, freshman Jerami Grant had a season-high 11 points and two blocks, and the No. 4 Orange (6-0) beat Eastern Michigan (5-2), 84-48.