ESPN retracts an earlier on-air report of Sean Miller's firing

Romar, the team's associate head coach, filled in for Miller but wasn't sure what's next.

ESPN reported late on Saturday night that Miller had been ousted as Arizona's head coach.

Well, during the first half of Saturday night's Arizona State-Oregon State game on ESPNU, play-by-play man Steve Quis said that Miller was "relieved of his duties from the University of Arizona".

Local fans say they are interested to find out if there will be any immediate systematic changes to college basketball, but despite the situation, will continue to support the University of Arizona basketball program. For now, my thoughts are with our team.

Deandre Ayton led the Wildcats with 28 points and 18 rebounds with 17 and 11 in the first half.

ESPN did not report Ayton discussed payments, only that Miller was caught talking about money for the freshman.

ESPN reporting Sean Miller is out at Arizona.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright had 15 points for the Wildcats, who had won three in a row and 10 of 12.

There were some about the game, mainly about how Arizona let OR comeback from a 13-point second-half deficit, but most the questions were about people who weren't available.

Mike Montgomery, former coach at both Stanford and California, is on an NCAA board chaired by Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice which was formed after the scandal broke last fall.

"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. Despite the controversy surrounding Sean Miller, the Wildcats came out looking for a Pac-12 Title against OR and it showed early on. The school fired Richardson on January 11. MiKyle McIntosh and Payton Pritchard continued to play hard and keep OR close.

Arizona, the only Pac-12 team in the Top 25, will probably see its stock drop not only after the loss but with the fallout from the FBI investigation.

"Sean Miller was nothing but great for me and especially the guys that were on that team: T.J., myself, Rondae", Gordon said Saturday when asked about the report about Miller.