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January 6, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Gant not holding any grudges

UW forward Darnell Gant said today he accepts the apology of WSU forward Caleb Forrest for the incident late in Saturday’s game — when Forrest whacked Gant in the back of the head — and is ready to move on.
“It’s just basketball,” he said. “It’s competitive. It’s really no big deal.”
Gant said Forrest apologized after the game and that “I don’t hold grudges so I’m not upset or anything. That’s just basketball.”
Forrest hit Gant in the back of the head with 1:30 remaining in UW’s 68-48 win in Pullman as each turned to head downcourt. Each was assessed a technical as the officials apparently noticed Gant retaliate with a shove and some words.
That Gant was also given a technical was the only part of the situation that appeared to upset UW coach Lorenzo Romar, who worried that it could have been costly in a tight game.
“I don’t think the official saw what Caleb did,” Romar said. “He couldn’t have seen it. So all he saw was them jawing back and forth and that’s a double technical.”
Added Gant: “It was just the heat of the game. He just got frustrated and had to find a way to take his aggressions out. It just happened to be that way.”
Gant said he was not injured.
“Like I was telling my teammates, it didn’t feel the way it looked. It looked bad on film but it wasn’t that big.”

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