WAC reprimands Utah State coach

Updated: March 11, 2010, 2:03 PM ET
By Diamond Leung | ESPN.com

The Western Athletic Conference has reprimanded Utah State coach Stew Morrill for directing "provocative language" toward New Mexico State guard Jahmar Young during Utah State's 81-63 win on Saturday.

Young and Utah State's Brady Jardine went after a loose ball near the Utah State bench, with Young picking up a technical foul and Morrill yelling at the junior.

The conference warned Morrill about a minimum one-game suspension for further violations of the sportsmanship code.

"It was a loose-ball situation, words were exchanged and my response was inappropriate," Morrill said. "I made a mistake and will work to improve my language. New Mexico State has a good team and Jahmar Young is a good player. He was called for a technical foul on the play, and I now have been disciplined by the WAC. That should cover it."

Diamond Leung covers college basketball for ESPN.com.