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Nick Emery suspended 1 game for punching Utah's Brandon Taylor

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Nick Emery flagrant foul 2 on Brandon Taylor (1:59)

Nick Emery Flagrant Two foul on Brandon Taylor (1:59)

SALT LAKE CITY -- BYU Cougars guard Nick Emery was suspended from the team's next game, following NCAA rules, and received a reprimand from the West Coast Conference on Thursday.

The Cougars face Weber State on Saturday.

Emery was given a flagrant foul 2 and ejected from Wednesday's game against Utah for punching Brandon Taylor near the end of the game. The ejection carries an automatic one-game suspension.

Emery, a freshman, apologized to Taylor in a statement and added, "I got caught up in the intensity of the game and let my emotions get the best of me." He also apologized to Utah, Utes coach Larry Krystkowiak, his teammates and fans of both schools and promised to "do better in representing myself, the team and BYU."

West Coast Conference commissioner Lynn Holzman released a statement condemning the act, calling it "unacceptable."

BYU coach Dave Rose did not comment Thursday. There is no additional discipline from the school.