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|Texas Tech's Jordan Tolbert, one of the Big 12's leading freshmen last season, says he doesn't want to play again for coach Billy Gillispie.|
"We just don't know," Tolbert said. "We're waiting to find out like everyone else. I haven't seen or talked to him in two or three weeks." Tolbert said the players have been working out with the assistant coaches during Gillispie's absence. Tolbert averaged 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds as a freshman on the Red Raiders' 1-17 Big 12 team (8-23 overall). "We still can be good," Tolbert said. "But we do need a coach." Hocutt last week announced that the school had reprimanded Gillispie in January for exceeding practice-time limits the previous fall. The letter included language that there would be "no tolerance for disregard of rules," Hocutt told The Associated Press. The school penalized itself for the overage, docking twice the number of hours that Gillispie had exceeded during a two-week period in October or 12 hours and 20 minutes. An unidentified assistant coach was also reprimanded. The NCAA allows 20 hours of practice per week. Information from The Associateed Press was used in this report.