Pac-12 reprimands Washington State's Smith

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SAN FRANCISCO – WASHINGTON STATE head coach Kyle Smith has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for public comments made about men’s basketball officiating, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Smith made comments to the media that called into question the officiating during Washington State’s game against USC on Thursday, Jan. 2.

“The Pac-12 membership has established rules that prohibit our coaches from publicly commenting about officiating,” stated Scott. “We have an obligation to our members to enforce approved Conference rules. As a part of our officiating program, there is a protocol in place for our coaches to provide feedback directly to the coordinator of officials.”

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