In a game that began under a shadow of controversy, the OR men's basketball team grabbed the spotlight Saturday, upsetting No. 14 Arizona in overtime, 98-93, before a sellout crowd of 12,364 fans in Matthew Knight Arena.
Beating the Wildcats at full strength would have carried more weight, though the committee will note that Arizona had the full services of Ayton, the likely No. 1 pick who was linked to a $100,000 bribe in an ESPN report published Friday night. The Wildcats had 14 points in the paint early compared to just 4 for Oregon.
Kelly informed the UA on Sunday morning that he planned to issue the statement on his own. The Wildcats also were without guard Allonzo Trier, who tested positive for the same banned substance that cost him 19 games last season.
Bilas also demanded Arizona put Miller on administrative leave and bench Ayton until the matter can be investigated fully.
Arizona's DeAndre Ayton, left, and Oregon's Payton Pritchard, with Arizona's Parker Jackson-Cartwright, right, battle for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. For now, my thoughts are with our team.
As long as Romar is not directly implicated in the scandal that is set to engulf college basketball, he'll land as a head coach again somewhere soon.
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But they say though they know paying out these players isn't ethical, they aren't sure there's any way to fix the system. The only other school suspected to get Ayton was Kentucky.
Ayton finished with 28 points and 18 rebounds, despite being under-utilized for a majority of the second half.
For the Ducks to have any prayer of an at-large bid, they needed to win Saturday night.
"As the head basketball coach at the University of Arizona, I recognize my responsibility is not only to establish a culture of success on the basketball court and in the classroom, but as important, to promote and reinforce a culture of compliance".
Arizona now holds a half-game lead over USC (12-5) in the Pac-12 standings.
Arizona had opened the game with a haymaker, making six straight baskets on its first six possessions and grabbing the first seven rebounds of the game.