Arizona beat Bradley Monday. Then Sean Miller used his press conference to rave about the crowd at the McKale Center — and to take shots at another school’s lack of crowds.
“I watched a couple of games last night like, ‘Wow, that is amazing, who’s not at the game,” Miller said, according to a tweet from Ezra Amacher of The Daily Wildcat. “I know there’s a lot of traffic. But you wonder if the season ticket was not printed the right way.”
Now let’s piece this together.
Because Miller said he was watching games in empty arenas Sunday night, then you know he had to be talking about a school that played in an empty arena Sunday night — like UCLA. And the “lot of traffic” comment ensures he was talking about UCLA.
Which is just terrific, right?
College football for years had those glorious Steve Spurrier press conferences, where the iconic coach would jab rivals. But there really isn’t too much of that in this sport.
Perhaps Sean Miller is trying to change that, though.
If you’re wondering, UCLA played Cal Poly on Sunday night at Pauley Pavilion.
Pauley Pavilion holds 13,800.
The announced attendance was 6,595.
Meantime, Arizona got 14,238 for Monday’s win over Bradley.
“As a young kid, why would you ever want to come to a program or a place where nobody comes to the game?” Miller said late Monday, proving that there’s never a bad time to talk to potential recruits. “I mean, that puts a lot of pressure on their recruiting. For us, you come here, you have an opportunity to play in front of 14,500. You’ve got that pregame introduction. You have the ZonaZoo. It feels like college basketball.”
Throw that shade, Sean Miller.
Throw that shade.