Found March 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
Sean Miller said the magic words. Those magic words are, apparently, “he touched the ball,” a phrase loaded with sarcasm and innuendo. Only, it isn’t. Miller, the coach of Arizona’s men’s basketball team, repeated that innocent message to the officials several times late in the second half of the Pac-12 semifinals on Friday. Those four words earned Miller a technical foul and gave UCLA the game-tying free throw attempt, which later turned out to be crucial in the Wildcats’ two-point loss. With that, college basketball’s much-hyped “championship week” suffered another officiating embarrassment by a referee who did not like the taste of his humble pie. For the second straight day, an official issued a technical to cover up a ludicrous call at a critical juncture in a conference tournament game, reminding us that in the pressure of the postseason, coaches and players are not the only people involved who must keep their emotions in check. Officials need to, as well. Before Miller’s brus...
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