26 February, 2018
Ayton had a double double by the time the buzzer went off in the first half with 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead all scorers with his 11 rebounds being as many as OR had as a team in the opening 20 minutes.
The school did not specify why Miller didn't coach against OR or if he will sit out any other games.
Miller also released a short statement.
Following the loss to OR, associate head coach Lorenzo Romar, who took over for Miller, said he did not know how long Miller would be away from the program. Trier is appealing his eligibility to the NCAA after trace amounts of a banned substance in his system triggered a positive test for the second time in two seasons.
Well, during the first half of Saturday night's Arizona State-Oregon State game on ESPNU, play-by-play man Steve Quis said that Miller was "relieved of his duties from the University of Arizona".
Now things are unclear, some think he's fired, Rovell is breaking out Miller's contract, event though nobody else reported it.
Local fans say they are interested to find out if there will be any immediate systematic changes to college basketball, but despite the situation, will continue to support the University of Arizona basketball program.More news: Convicted Khalistani terrorist on Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's dinner guest-list
Trier will be sidelined Saturday night, when No. 14 Arizona faces OR in a Pac-12 game/media circus televised by ESPN. For now, my thoughts are with our team.
Outside of not being able to get Ayton the ball and the turnovers, UA's coaching staff was most disappointed in the team's ability to rebound on the defensive end.
For the Ducks to have any prayer of an at-large bid, they needed to win Saturday night. Arizona is the best team in the Pac-12 and was a clear contender for the NCAA Tournament.
Richardson was arrested last September and hit with bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges in the U.S. Attorney's basketball probe.
Alkins banked in a 3-pointer with 4.0 seconds left as Arizona closed to 96-93 before Brown finished it with two free throws.
Romar is in his first season at Arizona under Miller. In the statement, the attorney says Ayton told the Federal Bureau of Investigation past year, "that he never discussed or solicited payments from the University of Arizona, or any other university, or any shoe company or anyone on behalf of either - period".