**Instead of a highly anticipated Kentucky-Arizona second-round game on Saturday, we will see Buffalo against Kentucky instead. No. 5 Kentucky knocked off No. 12 Davidson, 78-73, earlier Thursday.
This would be Sean Miller’s 2nd first-round exit in three years. And his nightmare of a season would be over. pic.twitter.com/AXvcTxHOaJ— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 16, 2018
**Miller’s immediate future at Arizona is unclear. ESPN reported that Miller was caught on a federal wiretap offering to pay $100,000 to land Ayton, and both Miller and Ayton then denied it. It remains unclear if Arizona will continue to have Miller’s back, if Miller will opt to leave, or if the two sides will simply part ways. Miller has been linked to the opening at Pittsburgh, where he played college ball. **The 7-foot Ayton and the 6-3 Allonzo Trier both declared for the NBA Draft following the game. Ayton is the projected No. 1 pick, while ESPN.com has Trier at No. 57.
About that Kentucky-Arizona game… pic.twitter.com/swaMF9aDCO— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 16, 2018
**As ESPN’s Jeff Borzello Tweeted, Arizona has only six players locked in for next season: Alex Barcello, Brandon Randolph, Dylan Smith, Emmanuel Akot, Ira Lee and Chase Jeter. They have no commits for the 2018-19 season.
My story on Arizona big man Deandre Ayton in Today’s @NYTSports pic.twitter.com/B6WQQegeQ3— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 12, 2018