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WATCH THIS: UTEP Coach Reprimanded for Outburst

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First-year UTEP coach Tim Floyd has been reprimanded by the Conference USA commissioner after an on-court outburst that got him tossed out of his team's loss at East Carolina.

The reprimand came Thursday from commissioner Britton Banowsky. He says Floyd's actions Wednesday night were "unacceptable."

The Miners (20-8, 8-5 CUSA) were whistled for 27 fouls and five technicals in the 83-76 loss to East Carolina in Greenville, N.C.. The Pirates (14-13, 6-7) went 35-for-45 from the free-throw line.

Floyd started screaming at one of the officials early in the second half, and when he earned his first technical, he stormed onto the court and confronted one of the referees. Eventually, a police officer stationed at courtside intervened and led Floyd to the locker room.

Banowsky says he expects coaches to leave when they are ejected.  

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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Conference USA officials taking another look at an outburst by UTEP coach Tim Floyd Wednesday night - a tirade that got him ejected from his team's game against East Carolina.

Floyd and assistant coach Phil Johnson both received two technicals and were ejected with 18:48 left in the game. Floyd walked onto the court to yell at an official who gave him the technical. A police officer had to intervene and pull Floyd off the court.

The league is reviewing the video of the incident, as are sports fans who have found the clip on YouTube.

The Miners (20-8, 8-5) were whistled for 27 fouls and five technicals in their 83-76 loss to East Carolina. The Pirates shot 35-of-45 from the free throw line.

(with information from The Associated Press)

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