Found March 16, 2013 on
He DID touch the ball.
Tonight in the Pac-12 Tournament, the Arizona Wildcats lost to UCLA in a tough one, 66-64 â€” and Wildcat head coach Sean Miller is not happy with the refs about it.
Miller isnâ€™t whining that the refs were bad all game or that his team came up with the short end of the stick in general â€” no, heâ€™s upset with a technical that was called on him near the end of the game.
With 4:37 left in the game, Arizona guard Mark Lyons drove into the lane, was stripped by a UCLA defender, but managed to recollect his dribble and keep going â€” except the refs called him for a double-dribble. Miller then yelled several times â€śHe touched the ball! He touched the ball!â€ť and quickly was given a technical. Replays prove Miller to be spot on, and those two points turned out to be critical as that was the final deficit.
In his postgame presser, Miller defends himself, stating that he wasnâ€™t out of control, indirectly blaming the referees. Miller also goes off about how hard his players h...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
Sean Miller said the magic words.
Those magic words are, apparently, â€śhe touched the ball,â€ť a phrase loaded with sarcasm and innuendo. Only, it isnâ€™t.
Miller, the coach of Arizonaâ€™s menâ€™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...
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...