Romar reprimanded by Pac-12 for comments after Huskies loss

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Head coach Lorenzo Romar of the Washington Huskies. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for comments he made after the Huskies’ last-second loss to Oregon State, but he says, “I want to fight for our guys.”

The conference handed down the reprimand Friday, two days after the Huskies’ 82-81 loss on Stephen Thompson Jr.’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Washington had asked for a review of how the final moments were handled after it appeared the game clock started late and Thompson shuffled his feet before releasing the shot. It was a crushing blow to Washington’s slim hopes for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

After the game, Romar said Thompson traveled but it wasn’t called. The conference said the end of the game was handled properly and the reprimand was given because of Romar’s comments questioning the officiating and “subsequent public comments that did not support the Conference’s statement regarding its review of the end of game situation.”

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