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Pac-12 fines Arizona's Miller $25,000

Posted: March 18, 2013 6:00 a.m.
Updated: March 18, 2013 6:00 a.m.

Arizona coach Sean Miller, right, reacts after being called for a technical foul in the second half against UCLA during a semifinal Pac-12 tournament on Friday in Las Vegas. UCLA won 66-64.

 

The Pac-12 Conference has fined Arizona coach Sean Miller $25,000 for his actions following the 18th-ranked Wildcats' loss to UCLA in the semifinals of the conference tournament.

The conference announced Sunday night that Miller was fined for confronting a game official on the floor and for acting inappropriately toward a staff member in the hallway.

Miller received a technical foul late in Arizona's 66-64 loss to No. 21 UCLA on Thursday for arguing that Wildcats guard Mark Lyons should not have been called for a double dribble because Bruins guard Jordan Adams touched the ball.

Miller apologized after the game for getting a technical so late in a close game, but added that he did not cuss or challenge the officials, and repeatedly said, "He touched the ball," for emphasis.

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