SAN JOSE, Calif. – What now?
Where does Arizona and Sean Miller go from here and what will happen next season? Yes, in this world, you have less than 24 hours to figure it out or talk about it, especially after the rubble of a Sweet 16 loss hasn’t even settled in the gut.
But that’s what has become of Arizona basketball – good or bad. High expectations have been the norm for 30 years.
So, what next?
Deep into the night, no player who may have a thought of leaving the program wanted to talk about their future. The loss was too stinging or they just didn’t want to discuss it.
From the future of Lauri Markkanen to Allonzo Trier to Rawle Alkins to Kobi Simmons they all declined to say what was next.
“That’s the furthest thing from my mind,” said Trier, who last year decided to return for his sophomore year only to have it derailed for 19 games after testing positive for PEDs. “Our journey just ended. It’s a tough game to swallow.”
Losses tend to do that, especially in March when it’s over.
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