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ASU Basketball: Pac-12 reprimands Bobby Hurley for comments on officials following Colorado loss

The foul was with 41 seconds left in OT.

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NCAA Basketball: Arizona State at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley was reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference Friday evening for comments he made on officials in a press conference following a 90-81 overtime loss to Colorado in Boulder on Thursday.

Hurley’s comments referred to a foul called on sophomore forward Mickey Mitchell with less than a minute to play in overtime.

“The one that was frustrating was the last foul on Mickey, which was a complete joke,” Hurley said. “As a three-point game, to make that call at that stage of the game was one of the worst things I’ve seen.”

The video of his remarks can be found here, courtesy of Doug Haller of

The Sun Devils trailed 84-81 with 41 seconds left in overtime when Mitchell stripped the ball from Colorado’s senior guard George King, then was called for a foul.

King sunk both free throws, making it a two-possesion game. The Sun Devils did not score for the remainder of the contest, as ASU fell 90-81.

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott issued the following statement regarding Hurley’s reprimand:

“The Pac-12 membership has established rules that prohibit our coaches from publicly commenting about officiating,” stated Scott. “We have an obligation to our members to enforce approved Conference rules. As a part of our officiating program, there is a protocol in place for our coaches to provide feedback directly to the coordinator of officials.”