Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, according to a report from the Kansas City Star. Bragg, who was still in custody as of Friday morning, is being held without bond. Bragg is a 6-foot-8 sophomore that lost his spot in the starting lineup earlier this year. UPDATE (6:20 p.m.): According to a press release sent out by the Douglas County district attorney’s office, police received a call around 1 a.m. from a woman who said that “her boyfriend had struck her and pushed her down stairs during an argument.” The DA also included a note in the statement that, essentially, said the only reason Bragg wasn’t charged with domestic violence was due to a technicality.
Whatever the reason, 12th-ranked Saint Mary’s was a shadow of itself Thursday night during a surprising 65-51 home loss at the hands of quality mid-major Texas Arlington. A Saint Mary’s team that entered play leading the nation in points per possession didn’t crack 50 points until less than a minute remained in the game. The previously unbeaten Gaels shot 32.7 percent from the field and committed 16 turnovers, costly mistakes on a night when even open shots weren’t falling.
President George W. Bush is no stranger to sports in the Dallas area, most notably as the former owner of the Texas Rangers. On Wednesday, he sat courtside at Moody Coliseum for a game between TCU and SMU. He was joined by his wife, First Lady Laura Bush, and former British prime minister David Cameron. They’re no Jack Nicholson or Penny Marshall, but not bad star power for a non-conference game in December.