The Cowboys were fouling Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski (pictured) late in the game to try and close the 10-point margin.
In an off-the-cuff remark, Catalon called it “Hack a Polack.”
His announcing partner, Mike Gminski, joked, “easy now,” after the racial word.
A few minutes later, Catalon apologized.
“Once again I made a comment earlier about Karnowski and I sincerely apologize,” Catalon said.
“You’re good. I’ll take care of you,” said Gminski, who mentioned that Karnowski was a “member of the tribe.”
Karnowski was 3-of-5 at the line when Catalon made his comment. The big man missed his next four free throws and finished 4-9, but still double-doubled with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 85-77 win.
Below is video of Catalon’s apology: