Oregon Knocks off No. 14 Arizona in OT

Oregon Knocks off No. 14 Arizona in OT

Former Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar, who joined Miller's staff as an associate head coach after being fired at UW, will step into the head role for Saturday's game at Oregon.

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.

Following that report, Miller didn't coach Arizona during Saturday's game against Oregon.

Bilas also demanded Arizona put Miller on administrative leave and bench Ayton until the matter can be investigated fully. For now, my thoughts are with our team.

UA (22-7, 12-4) was trying to grab a share of what would be their fifth Pac-12 Conference championship under head Sean Miller.

ESPN reporting Sean Miller is out at Arizona.

ESPN reported on Friday night that Miller had been heard discussing a $100K payment for a top recruit.

Miller has said he "will be vindicated", and a lawyer representing Ayton's family has said the allegation is false.

An attorney for the law firm hired by Arizona to internally review the school's alleged involvement in an FBI bribery investigation released a statement on Sunday, one in which he strongly defends freshman center Deandre Ayton. "This includes basketball and anything else".

"Over the past several months, Mr. Ayton has voluntarily submitted to several interviews, by federal prosecutors and the FBI, by University and PAC-12 compliance officials, by representatives of the NCAA, and by Steptoe & Johnson, the independent law firm engaged by the University to review these matters", the statement said.

Emmert noted that no NCAA process has been initiated into Arizona.

"This is an emotionally charged issue but it is essential that we move forward decisively and based on facts". "We must do everything we can to ensure that our programs are of the highest caliber as we must also protect the rights of all involved and respect due process for employees".

Both Ayton and Miller's situations remain resolved, but none of the players mentioned in the recent Yahoo Sports report claiming certain key players have received benefits have thus far been ruled ineligible. He is averaging 19.6 points and 10.9 rebounds per game and is being discussed as a potential first overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

The assistant is accused of accepting $20,000 in bribes, as well as paying prospects to sign with Arizona.

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