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 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.”