Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley ejected vs. Arizona, but ‘wouldn’t have changed anything’

Official John Higgins (left) gives Bobby Hurley the heave-ho in the final minute of Sunday's game in Tempe, Ariz.

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Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley had quite the exit in his first meeting with in-state rival Arizona, a 94-82 loss at home on Sunday.

The host Sun Devils had turned a double-digit deficit into a two-possession game at 85-79 with less than a minute to go. But ASU’s Tra Holder was called for a controversial foul on Gabe York with 59.6 seconds remaining.

York may have pushed off, but Holder also may have exaggerated the contact. Either way, Hurley went berserk, picking up his second technical foul in a 15-second span and was ejected from the game.

York’s four free throws pushed Arizona’s lead back up to double digits at 89-79 as the Wildcats went on to win the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

"I really wouldn’t have changed anything that I did today, in terms of anything that happened," Hurley said during his postgame news conference (H/t Pac-12 Networks Twitter account).

All five starters for the No. 8 Wildcats (13-1, 1-0) scored in double figures, led by York’s team-high 22. Holder led all scorers with 24 points in a losing effort for the Sun Devils (10-4, 0-1).

These two meet again on Feb. 17 in Tucson, Ariz.

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