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 should be more respected that to get a tech under four minutes, Lyons said after UCLAs 66-64 victory in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. "Hes been through a lot. Hes coached a lot of teams that have been a lot of places. I dont feel like any other coach would have got that technical. I feel like they havent got enough respect for my coach and the things hes done for the NCAA."
Miller was hit with a technical foul after officials called Lyons for traveling with 4:37 remaining, and Jordan Adams made two free throws to tie the game at 56. UCLA won it on Kyle Andersons follow with 22 seconds left.