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UNM coach Alford in heated exchange

Updated: March 1, 2010, 7:30 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Mountain West Conference has reprimanded New Mexico coach Steve Alford over his heated exchange of words with BYU forward Jonathan Tavernari, despite the coach's insistence it was a byproduct of a hard-fought game.

In a video posted on YouTube, Alford can be heard directing a vulgarity at Tavernari while the teams shook hands after New Mexico (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) beat BYU (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) 83-81 victory Saturday in Provo, Utah.

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