Huggins fined by Big 12

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) _ The Big 12 Conference has fined West Virginia coach Bob Huggins $10,000 for referring to an officiating crew as ``three blind mice'' after a recent loss at third-ranked Kansas.

The league announced the fine in a statement that also issued a public reprimand.

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the fine and reprimand were appropriate because it was Huggins' third such incident.

Huggins made the comments in a postgame radio interview Saturday after the 60-53 loss in Lawrence, Kansas.

17th ranked West Virginia (12-2, 1-1) is back action on Saturday against Texas Tech.