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Cooper: 'No excuse' for comment

Updated: January 20, 2010, 4:02 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LOS ANGELES -- USC women's basketball coach Michael Cooper apologized Tuesday for saying "[expletive] UCLA" during his postgame news conference Sunday after the Trojans beat the Bruins.

Cooper, the former Los Angeles Lakers star and coach of the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, is in his first season as the head coach at USC. It was his first meeting with the Bruins.

"My opening statement is [expletive] UCLA," Cooper said to the assembled media after USC's 70-63 win.

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