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Crean says he has apologized to Michigan assistant

Indiana coach Tom Crean, right, hugs guard Jordan Hulls (1) after a come-from-behind, 72-71 win over Michigan in an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Indiana coach Tom Crean, right, hugs guard Jordan Hulls (1) after a come-from-behind, 72-71 win over Michigan in an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana coach Tom Crean says he apologized to Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer for their heated exchange after Sunday's game.

Crean said Monday that he apologized to Meyer over the phone on the way to the plane afterward. He said he wishes he had "never addressed anything after the heat of battle in a game, but I did and we move on."

The incident happened after the Hoosiers beat the Wolverines 72-71 for the Big Ten title. Indianapolis TV station WRTV showed Crean being restrained as he yelled at Meyer: "You helped wreck the program."

Crean was hired by Indiana in 2008 and inherited a program burdened by NCAA sanctions for violations under former coach Kelvin Sampson. Meyer served on Sampson's staff but was cleared of any major violations.


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