Tad Boyle was understandably fired up about his team’s recent wins over Arizona and Arizona State. Some comments he made in the aftermath irked another Pac-12 member, though.
Boyle’s Colorado Buffaloes met that member on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
“I’ve got great respect for Sean Miller and the type of coach he is,” Boyle said after Colorado’s win over Arizona, via the Orange County Register’s Joey Kaufman. “They recruit very, very well. USC has recruited very, very well. The two most talented teams in our league from top to bottom are USC and Arizona. So, hell yes, there’s extra satisfaction.”
Embedded between the lines there is a reference to Arizona and USC being the lone two Pac-12 schools involved in the FBI’s probe into bribery and corruption in college basketball. USC head coach Andy Enfield didn’t take kindly to the comments.
— Jake Shapiro (@Shapalicious) January 10, 2018
USC defeated Colorado 70-58 in a game that was close for about 65 percent of the contest before the Trojans eventually pulled away from the Buffaloes. Enfield got the final say on the court when he called a timeout with 21 seconds left to play and USC leading by double digits.
His explanation was intentionally innocent:
Andy Enfield on calling a timeout with 21 seconds left: "I just had some things to say to my team."
— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) January 11, 2018
Enfield’s and Boyle’s interaction in the postgame handshake line was as brief and unmemorable as they come, but the Colorado coach remained peeved by the timeout:
— Mat Smith (@RealMatSmith) January 11, 2018
The two teams meet again Feb. 21 in Boulder. Saddle up.