Southern California coach Andy Enfield and Texas El Paso coach Tim Floyd were involved in an altercation at a dinner reception in the Bahamas, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports analyst Seth Davis reported in a series of tweets Wednesday night.
The heated exchange took place during a dinner for the men's basketball schools playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
Sports Illustrated reported that Enfield went up to Floyd, a former USC head coach, to try to make amends over a dispute they had over recruit Isaac Hamilton, a Los Angeles player who had signed a letter of intent with Texas El Paso in 2012 but ended up at UCLA.
According to Sports Illustrated, when Enfield went up to Floyd, Floyd got into Enfield's face. Enfield told Sports Illustrated that he was "trying to tell him that I was sorry we had words and we should put this behind us. I thought it would be a 20-second conversation."
Enfield told Sports Illustrated he approached Floyd "because I've always liked Tim. He's always been a good guy to me. I wanted to let him know that I was upset that this whole ordeal happened. I wanted to let him know that I respect him."
"I'm sorry this situation occurred and I apologize on behalf of our basketball program," he said.
Floyd still may be upset by an article quoting Enfield from a booster club meeting in the December issue of Men's Journal.
"Tim Floyd shows up every day at work and realizes he lives in El Paso, Texas," Men's Journal reporter Stephen Rodrick quoted Enfield as saying. "And he's (ticked) off that he didn't get the USC job two months ago. I told him, 'Tim, if I could have all this power to somehow convince a family to do this, why the heck didn't the kid come last spring, when I first got the job?'"
USC and UTEP are not scheduled to play each other in the tournament, but they could face one another in a consolation bracket game Saturday.
Floyd would not confirm or deny the events at the reception when he was contacted by ESPN.com.
"I don't have anything say," Floyd told ESPN.com. "I don't know why you're calling. I don't have anything to say. I have nothing to say."