Tim Floyd gets angry, gets tossed, security gets involved

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Not long ago, Tim Floyd was the voice of reason when things ran amok. (Well, at least in a casino.)

Wednesday night ended that.

The UTEP coach was so animated during an 83-76 loss to East Carolina that security had to escort him off the court after he was ejected for a pair of technical fouls. As if that wasn’t enough, assistant Phil Johnson also got the boot soon after.

But why describe the scene when you can watch video?

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“I think it was a coaching box violation,” Floyd said afterward. “I had my big toe out of the box, received a warning, turned my back and walked to the bench and got a technical.

“I’d never seen (the official who issued all the technicals) before and I don’t know who he is. I’ve always earned my technicals and I didn’t feel like I earned it.”

The Miners dropped to 20-8 overall and 8-5 in Conference USA. Just a week ago, it led the standings. Now, any hopes of an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament are kaput.

No wonder Floyd lost it.

(Hat tip: The Dagger)

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