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Friday November 29th, 2013

UTEP head coach Tim Floyd has a 62-43 record in three-plus seasons at the school. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) UTEP head coach Tim Floyd has a 62-43 record in three-plus seasons at the school. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

UTEP basketball Tim Floyd addressed the heated argument that he had with USC head coach Andy Enfield at a reception before the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

Floyd had accused Enfield of tampering with McDonald's All-American Isaac Hamilton, who signed a national letter of intent with UTEP.  Hamilton ended up signing with UCLA.

After UTEP's 78-70 win over Tennessee on Wednesday night, Floyd said he didn't appreciate Enfield's comments to Men's Journal magazine. In a profile of the new USC coach, he is quoted as saying, "Tim Floyd shows up every day at work and realizes he lives in El Paso, Texas. And he's pissed off that he didn't get the USC job two months ago."

DAVIS: USC's Andy Enfield and UTEP's Tim Floyd get in heated argument

"His comments in that damn magazine were totally inappropriate, Floyd said via Ben Frederickson of Knoxblogs.com. "Totally inappropriate. So that’s all I’ve got to say, alright? And as far as him saying he was just trying to apologize yesterday? It would have been really nice if he apologized about three weeks ago, when that magazine article came out. Call me and try to do it then. His timing wasn’t very good. It was too late.”

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