Found March 16, 2013 on
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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TUCSON, Ariz. Yes, Arizona coach Sean Miller said, he does believe in momentum as a coach. And yes, despite Arizona not reaching the Pac-12 tournament title game over the weekend, he believes his team has it heading into the NCAA tournament.
The numbers may say otherwise, but Miller has reason to be optimistic, in part because the Wildcats' recent play has looked a lot better...
Arizona coach Sean Miller was reprimanded by the the Pac-12 on Sunday and fined 25,000 for two postgame incidents after UA's loss to UCLA in Saturday's Pac-12 tournament semifinals.
The incidents were both related to a travel call on Wildcats point guard Mark Lyons late in the second half that Miller contested should not have been whistled because he believed a Bruins player...
The Pac-12 Conference fined Arizona coach Sean Miller $25,000 on Sunday for his actions following the 18th-ranked Wildcats' loss to UCLA in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
The Pac-12 said Miller was fined for confronting a game official on the floor and for acting inappropriately toward a staff member in the hallway.
''Even in tense and trying moments following...
He DID touch the ball.
Tonight in the Pac-12 Tournament, the Arizona Wildcats lost to UCLA in a tough one, 66-64 — and Wildcat head coach Sean Miller is not happy with the refs about it.
Miller isn’t whining that the refs were bad all game or that his team came up with the short end of the stick in general — no, he’s upset with a technical that was called on him near the...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. During a postgame team meeting, Arizona coach Sean Miller apologized for a technical foul that cost the Wildcats two points Friday. His players would have none of it, rallying behind him.
Senior Mark Lyons said Miller does not the credit he deserves from the officials, and senior Solomon Hill said he is glad to done with conference officiating.
I feel like my coach...