USC coach Kevin O’Neill expressed regret Friday morning for a verbal confrontation involving himself, his wife and an Arizona booster at a Los Angeles hotel Thursday.
“I apologize to the university,” O’Neill said in a phone interview with Yahoo! Sports. “The last thing I’d ever want to do is cause anyone any embarrassment. I’m confident our team won’t let this become a distraction.”
USC takes on Arizona tonight in the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament at the Staples Center in L.A.
As much as he regrets what happened, O’Neill said an internet version of Thursday’s incident is grossly inaccurate.