March 1, 2020This game also made news when Arizona coach Sean Miller appeared to yell profanity at an official following a controversial foul call involving point guard Nico Mannion and UCLA’s Cody Riley. Miller was later ejected in the second half and Jack Murphy coached the remainder of the game for the Wildcats, a projected 6 seed as of Friday, per Lunardi.
It appeared as if Miller may have gotten himself ejected on purpose in order to fire up his team. “I’ll say this: After being a head coach for seven years, I don’t know if any technical are on purpose, but they certainly come from a good place,” Murphy told the Arizona Daily Star. “I just think tonight coach was in was in a good place when it came to what he was discussing with the official.”
A lot of smack talk about Sean Miller but there aren’t too many coaches who foam at the mouth fighting for their guys… pic.twitter.com/F84RiNN35c— Barstool Arizona (@UofABarstool) March 1, 2020
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Sean Miller got ejected and it was totally on purpose. pic.twitter.com/JyYXCiAKA5— Ryan Kelapire (@RKelapire) March 1, 2020