Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - UTEP men's basketball head coach Tim Floyd will be suspended for Saturday's game at Southern Miss for violating Conference USA's sportsmanship policy, the league has announced.

In the Miners' loss to conference-leading Louisiana Tech on Thursday, Floyd took exception to a loose-ball foul near the midpoint of the second half. He was quickly issued a pair of technical fouls for walking onto the court to argue the call, and the conference determined he did not leave the floor in a timely manner following the ejection.

If UTEP had beaten the Bulldogs, it would have moved into a tie for first place in the conference.

Assistant coach Phil Johnson will lead the program on Saturday.