Arizona State’s Hurley fined and suspended after confrontation

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley was fined $20,000 and suspended for Monday’s game against Southern California for a confrontation with the referee team after a game this weekend -end against Stanford.

Hurley and guard Jay Heath were both suspended and forward Jalen Graham was publicly reprimanded for verbally confronting an official who was leaving the field after Stanford’s 79-76 win on Saturday night.

“The actions of the head coach and student-athletes were in clear violation of Conference standards of conduct and will not be tolerated,” Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff said in a statement late Sunday. “The Pac-12 and its members have established regulations requiring all institutional staff, especially head coaches, to conduct themselves in an athletic manner, and those involved in this situation have failed to meet those standards.”

Hurley was frustrated after the Sun Devils attempted a free throw in the first half and received a technical foul for arguing 30 seconds into the second half.

He became furious after Stanford’s Brandon Angel was fouled on a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left and hit three free throws, yelling and pointing at the officials as they ran off the field.

Heath and Graham joined their coach in yelling at the officials.

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