Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Sean Sutton was arrested and spent the night in an Oklahoma jail for allegedly trying to obtain prescription painkillers from out of state. Authorities said he appeared to be suffering withdrawal symptoms before he was released Friday.
Sutton, 41, was arrested Thursday night, hours after he arrived to pick up a shipment of painkillers under another person's name, said Mark Woodward, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
A probable cause affidavit from bureau Agent Brian Surber said he spoke with Sutton at the jail Friday morning.
"I noticed Sutton's profusely sweating and appearing in discomfort and asked him if he was experiencing withdrawals." Sutton told the agent that "he was feeling symptoms of withdrawal and was going to 'tough it out.'"
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Later in the morning, Surber said, "I learned that Sutton had been vomiting and showing additional symptoms of withdrawal and the jail staff was concerned about his health."
Authorities said the package Sutton picked up contained about 40 pills, including the anti-anxiety drug clonazepam, two forms of the stimulant Adderall and an unidentified substance.
Sutton has not coached since resigning from the Cowboys under pressure in April 2008. He played at Kentucky for his father, former UK and Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton.
Notre Dame's NCAA Tournament hopes were dealt a blow Friday with news that forward Luke Harangody will miss Sunday's game against St. John's with a bone bruise to his right knee, and he could be out longer.
Harangody was injured in the 90-87 loss at Seton Hall on Thursday. An MRI performed Friday showed there was no ligament or cartilage damage, Irish Coach Mike Brey said. He called it good news, saying he feared the injury could have been much worse. Brey said Harangody likely will be a long shot to play at Louisville on Wednesday but he's hopeful Harangody will be ready when the Irish (17-8, 6-6 Big East) play No. 25 Pittsburgh on Feb. 24.
Another blow for UNC
North Carolina forward Ed Davis will miss at least six weeks with a broken bone in his left wrist. Team officials said Friday that the Tar Heels' top rebounder and No. 2 scorer broke his wrist Wednesday night when he fell to the court in the second half of a 64-54 loss to Duke.
Morehead drops stunner
In a bizarre ending of a sensational game Thursday night, Eastern Illinois beat Morehead State 76-75 in the final second when the Eagles called a timeout they didn't have and EIU hit a pair of technical free throws.
Maze Stallworth hit a three-pointer with 12.4 seconds left to give the Eagles a 75-74 lead. On EIU's possession, MSU's Steve Peterson stole the ball, but as players went to the floor to control the steal, MSU called a timeout. Since the Eagles had already used all of their timeouts, a technical foul was issued. Tyler Laser hit both free throws with a second remaining to seal the win.
Penn stuns Cornell
Cornell, ranked 22nd in the Coaches' Poll, is expected to win a third consecutive Ivy League title this season, so it also was expected to thump Penn Friday night.
But the Quakers didn't get the memo, toppling the Big Red, 79-64, for their first home win since Feb. 28, 2009.
The victory improved Penn to 4-15, 3-2 in the league. It also snapped a four-game series losing streak to Cornell (20-4, 6-1). Cornell's eight-game winning streak this season was halted.