Sean Miller
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — If Miami’s Jim Larrañaga and Xavier’s Sean Miller didn’t have their players’ complete attention heading into the NCAA Tournament, they do now.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Souley Boum scored 26 points and Colby Jones scored 20 as No. 12 Xavier won its 10th straight game, 90-87 over Creighton on Wednesday night.
Zach Freemantle scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Colby Jones also scored 16, helping No. 22 Xavier hand No. 2 UConn its first loss, 83-73.
NEW YORK (AP) — After ascending into the AP Top 25 for the first time this season, No. 22 Xavier kept rolling on the road.
Former Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller escaped sanctions when a report from the Independent Accountability Resolution Process largely accepted the program’s self-imposed penalties stemming from a NCAA rules violations case that dates back to 2017.
The questions came one after another the moment Xavier announced it was bringing back Sean Miller, its former and wildly successful basketball coach.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Julian Strawther scored 23 points, including 10 in the final 4:07, and No. 6 Gonzaga beat Xavier 88-84 on Sunday in the third-place game of the Phil Knight Legacy men’s tournament.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 30 points, Xavier Johnson had 23, and No. 12 Indiana endured a late rally to beat Xavier 81-79 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since joining the Big East in 2013, Creighton is the preseason choice to win the conference.
Former Arizona coach Sean Miller returned to Xavier on Saturday, less than a year after the Wildcats fired him amid an ongoing NCAA investigation that’s stretched nearly five years.

Tucson, Arizona 31-3

The second-ranked Wildcats won the Pac-12 Conference Tournament championship in Tommy Lloyd’s first season as coach after taking over for the fired Sean Miller in the aftermath of a federal corruption investigation of college basketball.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Lloyd had big shoes to fill when he was hired to replace Sean Miller at Arizona. So far, so good.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Lloyd spent 20 seasons working under Mark Few, helping turn Gonzaga into one of the nation’s best programs.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech is getting another transfer in French forward Daniel Batcho, who left Arizona without playing for the Wildcats.
Tommy Lloyd had chances to coach other programs. He turned them all down.

The longtime Gonzaga assistant had no interest in leaving Spokane, Washington, and was in line to succeed Mark Few when he eventually retired, so there was no reason to consider anywhere else.
Arizona had stuck by men’s basketball coach Sean Miller through an NCAA infractions investigation that stretched nearly four years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a season that’s coming to a quick close for Arizona, the Wildcats finally had reason to celebrate.
The Pac-12 expected to get six, maybe even a record-tying seven teams, into last season’s NCAA Tournament.
Thursday and Friday mark the best two days in all of sports. Yes, I said all of sports.

It’s that time when everyone in the world fills out a bracket only for some to rip them completely apart, sometimes in the opening four games: It’s the opening days of March Madness.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, Arizona coach Sean Miller can roll off a list of concerns about his team: staying focused on defense, moving the ball against a zone and making outside shots.