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Mountain West reprimands BYU coach for comments

PROVO, Utah -- Brigham Young women's basketball coach Jeff
Judkins was reprimanded Wednesday by the Mountain West Conference
for comments he made after the Cougars lost to Utah in the
conference tournament championship game.

Judkins was angry after Utah's 84-60 victory on March 11 and
questioned why the Utes still had their starters in late in the
game with a huge lead.

"When you're up 25 points, you pull your starters out with 1:54
left in the game. It's a classy way. You don't need to rub it in,"
Judkins said after the game.

The MWC waited until after the NCAA Tournament to announce its
reprimand of Judkins.

"Public criticism of another member institution is not
acceptable within the structure of the Mountain West Conference and
is not in the best interest of the MWC or its member
institutions," league commissioner Craig Thompson said in a
release.

BYU won the Mountain West regular season title and finished
26-6, losing to Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA
Tournament.