Random Three Dot Thoughts on another early Arizona elimination from March Madness.
They didn’t get to Glendale. Shoot they didn’t even get out of San Jose. A team that won 30 games, took the Pac-12 and Regular Season titles, is sent to the airport after the Sweet 16. Blowing an 8 point lead, with four mins.to play, against the #11 seed simply can’t happen if you’re an elite program. Of course there will be those who disagree, and that’s fine. The beauty of fandom is blindness.
I’ve always said that Sean Miller is a good coach. Anyone who questions his coaching acumen isn’t very smart. He handled himself with class afterwards, shaking hands with the Xavier players and owning his nights shortcomings in the postmortem meeting with the press. He got beat by the better team Thursday night.
Miller is only 48. He’s a national brand, who’s won a ton of games between November and Mid-March. He’s recruited lots of players ranked with five stars by their names, but he hasn’t gotten his team to the ultimate measuring stick of success. A Final Four. For that reason, fans and media have EVERY RIGHT to fairly scrutinize, criticize and critique what’s going on in Tucson around him and his program.