Pac-12 reprimands Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes for comments about officiating

Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes has been reprimanded for public comments made about officiating, the Pac-12 announced Tuesday.

Barnes questioned the officiating after a 68-66 overtime loss at Oregon on Saturday, telling reporters that she thought the Wildcats got "homered."

"It is what it is, and that's what the Pac-12 is -- we're going to get homered at different places and that was clearly going on today," Barnes told reporters Saturday. "There was a lot of inconsistency. It was just tough for us to play, but not an excuse at all. We have to know on the road, it's like this. Probably some teams feel like that when they come to Arizona."

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff said in a statement that there are protocols for coaches to provide feedback about officiating and that the conference "is responsible for enforcing rules established by the Pac-12 membership, one of which prohibits coaches from publicly commenting about officiating."

A Pac-12 spokesperson also said there would be no other league-issued discipline for that game.

Barnes went on Twitter after the game to apologize for making a profane gesture with her middle finger toward Oregon coach Kelly Graves.

"Tonight was a battle! It was a very emotional game! I apologize for being out of character and letting my emotions get the best of me," Barnes said in the post.

In a later post, Barnes added: "Despite the disrespect and being cussed at numerous times, I should have not responded back."

Barnes didn't specify what was said by Graves, but one of her players later tweeted that Barnes was "cussed at ... in the most VULGAR ways the ENTIRE game by Kelly. We could hear it from the floor while PLAYING, in the most HOSTILE environment. He needs to be held accountable. Simple."

Graves on Monday said "it was blown out of proportion."

"Whatever happened after the game has been blown up, to be honest with you," Graves said. "I don't think it was anything more on either side. That's what competitors do. We compete, and sometimes that's not always pretty. But I think it was blown out of proportion."

Arizona and Oregon play again Feb. 4 in Tucson.