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IRVINE, Calif. – UC Irvine coach Russell Turner has apologized for remarks he made about Oregon’s Louis King during an NCAA tournament game.

Turner said in a statement that during the first half of Sunday’s second-round game was “inappropriate and insensitive.” Turner said following the game, , that he was trying to irritate King. 

Turner added that King had a couple of things to say during the game.

Oregon said on its Twitter account that Turner reached out to King, his family, and the Ducks coaching staff Monday. Oregon said all parties accepted

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