By LARRY VAUGHT
LSU coach Trent Johnson made sure that Kentucky coach John Calipari knew immediately Saturday that he did not approve the flagrant foul on his team that resulted in Anthony Davis being jerked to the floor during Saturdayâ€™s game.
LSUâ€™s Malcolm White grabbed Davis from behind on a fast break and pulled him to the ground where Davis landed awkwardly on his back. White was ejected from the game.
â€œThe conversation Iâ€ˆhad (with White) was immediately afterwards. I asked him what he was doing. I told him he needed to go in the locker room,â€ Johnson said Monday on the SEC coaches teleconference. â€œI went to John. He knows me and how I coach and I am not about that. It was very disturbing. Itâ€™s one thing to be physical, but another thing to be stupid. It was just a stupid play on his part. I apologized to John immediately afterwards, but John knows.â€
Johnson would not divulge what other punishment he might have in mind for White since there apparently will be no further action by the SEC.
â€œI am not going to disclose that with everybody. I will deal with that,â€ the LSU coach said. â€œThis game is meant to be played a certain way. I told Malcolm that was very distrubing to be. I will deal with it in-house, but Iâ€ˆam not going to make it a big thing (publicly).â€