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During the press conference Miller explained exactly what he said that apparently warranted the technical foul:
"He touched the ball. He touched the ball. He touched the ball."
No cussing, swearing, you need glasses comments. Simply, "He touched the ball."
I've never seen Miller so irate and sarcastic during a press conference. He talked about guys working in July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February and then to have an official call a technical foul in a tie game because the coach said "He Touched ball" had Miller fuming mad.
He also discussed how Solomon Hill has to go home on a call like that after putting in thousands of hours on the court and weight room.
*I'll have much more later, but wanted this up before the absolute morons start making posts about Miller being a terrible coach and costing Arizona the game.
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I was sure it wasn't anything obscene. he looked puzzled and confused. ghat ref needs to never set foot in our games again.. someone needed to actually hit him with a bottle What a complete assss wipeee the refs lost this game I am pissed like when we lost to unlv in 89
We got Phauked by the officiating. Even if CSM swore like a sailor on leave it was justified. Oh, by the way the turnovers didn't help us.
That game was taken from us by a bunch of questionable calls by the refs.
Still, Hill had a shot to tie that went half way down. I wish he would have kicked to Lyons for the 3 instead. I think he would have made it...
The presser was on TV and Gary's comments were right on the mark.
We got hammered tonight and the refs do what they do -- even the game up by calling the game in favor of the team that is down.
Strangely, this may serve as motivation for the NCAA.
CSM went off the nut in a style that I haven't seen yet.
I say "good for you".
Stand up for your guys.
Motivation... that is the one positive, yes. Other than that- it is an embarrassment to our conference to have stuff like that happen. When even Bill Walton mentions what a bad call it was, and the replays show the UCLA player touching the ball... what can you even say?
It's one thing to make an officiating mistake. It's another thing to compound that mistake by trying to show up a coach, especially when you're dead wrong. PAC-12 needs to send out a "we made an officiating mistake and the official in question will not be permitted to officiate the next tournament in accordance with our officiating policies" type of press release.
I'm so sick of having terrible officials in this conference.
Two other bad calls were late in the game KP was shoved out of bounds under their basket and tried to pass the ball back and it was picked off by Adams and it was a bucket and One..
The other was when they said Wear tied up Nick on they got possession... The replay clearly showed that Wear never touched the ball but had reached across and grabbed Nicks off side wrist and held him...
But if you truly want to know what caused the loss.... If we had just made half the layups we missed we would have won....
This post was edited by Pin High 13 months ago
BEAR DOWN boys... The best is yet to come....
Or Hill going to his left...
OMG Miller just knocked it out of the park and ESPN just had some tremendous things to say about Coach. I am uploading to YouTube and will share soon. It is going to be a rallying cry for the team!
What is still irritating to me is the fact that after a full season, we have finally shown that we can run an efficient half court offense... At times....
But we must find a way to avoid the inevitable episodes where we have 4 to 5 straight possessions, where we just stand around looking like we have no set offense whatsoever...
The man with the ball just dribbles in place, no one else is moving or cutting, then the clock runs down and we either try to penetrate and get stripped or throw up a desperation 3...
Those lapses seem to happen at least one a half and are just killing us...
If we can fix this we are a truly dangerous team....
Pin, the worst call of the game besides the Lyons travel that resulted in Miller's technical was on Kyle Anderson's putback miss. Travis Wear runs into lane and literally shoves Brandon Ashley to the floor out of bounds. Over the back call, which UCLA got away with like murder all night, and it's UA ball tied with 22 secs left rather than down two points.
**I talked with Matt Muehlbach following the game for about 20 minutes. Great guy, obviously. He said he thought Miller, at one point, was going to go onto the court and snap the officials neck that T'd him up.
He also said (because the radio broadcast seats were just feet away from Miller) that Miller was actually shouting "He touched the ball" to the other official on the other side of the court. Hence, there was absolutely no reason for the official who whistled the T to even get involved. Muehlbach had a great analogy. "If I'm at the plate and I turn to the umpire to complain about a pitch, it's the ump behind the plate's responsibility to eject me from the game, not the guy down on the first base line."
Isn't that the way of the pac12 refs. All season the ref who is in position lets them play, but the ref who is not close to the play makes the call. Makes me so mad!!!!
Another thing the Wears and Kyle set really dirty pics... Every UCLA Pick is a moving Pick and they jab elbows into your back every freaking time...
Shabazz goes over everyone's back on offensive rebounds...
Adams shot more FTs by himself than we did as a team...
I am not usually a whiner about the refs, but to night was really bad ...
I never back up ASU, but they got screwed yesterday by the refs as well.
Would it be 'stupid' to suggest that we should have not been in a position to lose on a single bad call?
At what point does not wining allow us to question the guy in charge?
"Arizona has no tradition" - Bill Walsh
"We have a tradition of kicking Bill Walsh's ass" - Teddy Bruschi
Yes, sadly it would be a stupid question. Tonight was a uber competitive game between two fantastic teams playing at a high level in a postseason environment. If you honestly expected either Arizona or UCLA to roll over and die and allow a blowout then you don't know much about either team, or coach.
Sure, no game should ever be judged by a single call as any number of things could have happened to produce a more positive outcome, but in a 2-point game where a technical foul gives UCLA two free throw makes in addition to a 21-9 FT shooting disparity in favor of UCLA, that's pretty difficult to overcome for any team.
We were jobbed.
Plain and simple.
Damn it wine...stop the bs...you damn well know it wasnt just one bad call. see my email to you and read Daz post
This post was edited by Mrzipityduda 13 months ago
WK... How about this call... instead of a foul on T Wear and 2 free throws it was a change of possession... Every pick he set was a foul...
Wear will foul out in the first half if he plays like that in the NCAAs...
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Pin High 13 months ago
Hopefully the training staff will be able to get those welts down on that no-call.
I have to admit, in years previous, there was a lot of chatter about getting jobbed by the refs. This year that chatter died down.
Not so last night.
We got jobbed.
Thanks for posting this picture. In another thread when I referenced Johnson walking to the official entering a timeout and showing him the red mark on his forearm, this was the non-call I was referring to.
Job well done. The good news on this play is Johnson actually gained 4 more yards after the initial hit and the fumble went out of bounds!
I think the craziest thing about last night was when UCLA started to make its run (around time when Shabazz got back to back three-point play opportunities) the free throw disparity at that time was 16-4 (attempts) for UCLA. There was about a 10-minute stretch where Arizona was sitting on 3-for-4 shooting from the foul line. That's pretty incredible in a game that was as physical as last nights. Further, Arizona had one of its best games producing dribble penetration into the lane and scoring at the rim (32 points in the paint). Hence, the foul disparity is further called into question because a foul in the paint on one end of the floor should be a foul on the other end of the floor.
What you don't see in that picture, but clearly in the replay, is that Wear also has his right arm wrapped around Johnson's back.
Nice. In the picture, the Pac-12 officials would call this play a "strip" where anyone with half a brain would refer to it, in basketball terms, as "Wear 'raked' Johnson and got away with it."
Actually they would call it a jump ball. As u should obviously see they both have position of the ball at the same time.
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