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The NCAA on Thursday punished Jeff Walz, the coach of Louisville women’s basketball, one postseason game for his complaints regarding the refereeing during the team’s March Final Four loss.

In a statement, the NCAA said Walz “directed inappropriate comments and profane language toward committee members and NCAA staff seated at the scorer’s table.”

The suspension will be served during Louisville’s next postseason game.

“I realize that these comments are not acceptable, did not represent the University of Louisville in the best light, and I apologize for my actions,” Walz said in a statement. “I will be more mindful in expressing my emotions going forward.”

Louisville’s season ended with a 73-63 overtime loss to Mississippi State in the national semifinal.

That game was marked by several controversial calls, including a technical assessed to Louisville’s Sam Fuehring when she slapped the floor after committing her fourth foul. The technical foul, given during the final minutes, disqualified her for the night.

Walz was visibly frustrated throughout the game, and directed several profanity-laden comments toward the officials and the scorer’s table.

Walz told Courier Journal on Friday that the NCAA sent a letter to Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra “a few weeks ago” notifying the school that a reprimand was forthcoming. Walz sent a response to the NCAA and the organization outlined the punishment to the school on Thursday.

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