New Mexico Lobo's coach Steve Alford swears at BYU's Jonathan Tavernari.

Tavernari was involved in a physical altercation near the end of the game with New Mexico's Darington Hobson and had to be restrained.

Alford said Monday in a Mountain West teleconference that the conflict was later resolved, and that Tavernari came to the Lobos' locker room and apologized.

Alford said he was trying to congratulate Tavernari, a senior, on an outstanding career at BYU, but that the player "didn't want to hear that at the time." Alford said he has called BYU coach Dave Rose to apologize.

Good to know that Steve Alford is still a dick. He was one when he was a coach at Iowa, and hasn't quit since he left. Good Job Steve-o, stay classy.