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Pac-12 reprimands Arizona State’s Bobby Hurley for comments

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Jan 21, 2021; Tempe, Arizona, USA; ASU’s head coach Bobby Hurley argues with an official during the second half against Arizona at ASU. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Breen-Arizona Republic Ncaa Basketball Arizona At Arizona State

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded Arizona State basketball coach Bobby Hurley for his comments about the officiating late in a loss to rival Arizona.

The conference said Friday that Hurley was reprimanded for public comments about the officials following an 84-82 loss to the Wildcats on Thursday night.

Hurley was furious a foul wasn’t called on Azoulas Tubelis for hitting the arm of Arizona State guard Remy Martin with nine seconds left. Tubelis was credited with a blocked shot and hit the winning shot at the buzzer on a tip-in.

Replays showed Tubelis did hit Martin on the arm, but the Pac-12 prohibits coaches from making public derogatory comments about officiating. Coaches are supposed to provided feedback to the coordinator of officiating instead of making public comments.