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Brooks won't visit UW next season

The Pacific-10 Conference commended the University of Oregon on Monday for its response to the Thursday incident in which Aaron Brooks elbowed Washington guard Ryan Appleby in the face.

Game officials immediately ejected Brooks for fighting, which also required him to sit out the following game.

After reviewing the incident, Oregon decided also to withhold Brooks from two games next season: the Ducks' season-opener and the game at Washington.

"This action by Oregon is commendable at appropriate given the vicious nature of Aaron Brooks' act," Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen said.

Appleby returned to the game after receiving six stitches in his lip.

Soon after the incident, Brooks sent a note of apology to the UW locker room.