WAC reprimands Utah State coach

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.