Found March 17, 2013 on
Fox Sports Arizona:
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 than in some of their February flops. March is when programs are measured, and UA will get a chance to stack itself up against the best this year after missing out on the tournament last season.
The Wildcats, who finished 25-7 overall, were given a No. 6 seed seed in the West Region -- the first two rounds will be played in Salt Lake City -- and will face 11th-seeded Belmont in the second round (play-in games are considered the first round).
Miller said Sunday that the No. 6 seed, while lower than most projections, was pretty accurate given how Arizona has performed over the course of the season, adding...
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...
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...
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...
Arms waving in and out, eyebrows raising up and down, Arizona coach Sean Miller repeats the same line five times in rapid-fire fashion, his voice rising as he continues.
''He touched the ball, he touched the ball, he touched the ball, he touched the ball, HE TOUCHED THE BALL!'' Miller said, pausing for a smile that was closer to evil than happy. ''That'...
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...
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...
TUCSON, Ariz. It was only a matter of time before Arizonas much-lauded freshman would get it. At least thats what Arizona coach Sean Miller believed.
The learning curve took awhile, but theres no time like the present.
Sound the alarms its March and the mayhem begins on Thursday for Arizona when it faces Belmont in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the NCAA tournament.
For all intents...
A is for Arizona
The Arizona Wildcats were one of the last teams to suffer a loss this season and appeared poised for a top seed. But, Sean Miller’s team has struggled down the stretch, losing five of their last ten, including a loss to UCLA in the Pac-12 Tournament. This is a talented team, but there are concerns with their chemistry. An experienced Belmont team could give them...