Sean Miller Arizona Wildcats & Tad Boyle Colorado Buffs Quick Hitters and Blob’s by Erick Blasing

Sean Miller

Written by Erick Blasing

Erick and his wife reside in Baraboo, Wisconsin where he teaches social studies at Baraboo High School. In 2016, Erick will begin his first season as a Men’s Assistant for University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, a two year campus that competes in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference. Men’s Basketball Assistant; August 2016-Present UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, Baraboo, WI Assistant Coach Boy’s Basketball; May 2015-August 2016 Baraboo High School, Baraboo, WI Head Coach Varsity Boy’s Basketball; July 2011-May 2015 Sparta High School; Sparta, WI Tripled opportunities for K-3rd grade basketball players in 2013-2014 Led team to 4th & 7th most wins in program’s previous 20 seasons. Hired as one of the youngest head coaches in the state of Wisconsin. Varsity Assistant Girl’s Basketball; November 2009 – April 2011 La Crosse Central High School; La Crosse, WI 8th Grade Assistant Boy’s Basketball; November 2008 – December 2008 Riverside Middle School; Watertown, WI Head Coach 5th-12th Grade Boy’s Basketball; October 2006 – March 2008 Monroe County Christian School; Tomah, WI CAMP COACHING EXPERIENCE University of Wisconsin-Madison Tubby Smith Camps, University of Minnesota University of Iowa North Dakota State University Butler University University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Coach Z Hoop Camp by Don Zierdan Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Exposure Camp Snow Valley Iowa Basketball School

February 25, 2016

Sean Miller Arizona Wildcats & Tad Boyle Colorado Buffs Quick Hitters and Blob’s by Erick Blasing

It was an eventful night for the Colorado Buffaloes as the Buffs defeated their first ranked opponent since 2014. Besides an entertaining 75-72 victory for the Buffs in Boulder, Arizona Wildcats Coach Sean Miller made some entertaining comments of his own on the ensuing court storming by the Colorado fans.

After this Pac-12 conference matchup, Arizona (currently ranked 9th) stands at 22-6 and 10-5 in the Pac 12. The Buffaloes are a surprising 20-9 and 9-7 in the Pac 12 making their case to join the dance come March.

This season has been another successful one for Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats. Through 28 games the Wildcats are averaging 82 ppg, 15 assists per game to 13 turnovers, while shooting 49% from the field, 37% from three, and 72.6% from the FT line. Arizona currently sits at 9th in ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. The Wildcats currently have victories over then ranked #13 Gonzaga on the road and #23 USC. After receiving a 2 seed in the 2014-2015 NCAA tournament, the Wildcats made it to the Elite Eight before losing to eventual national runner-up and #1 seeded Wisconsin. The Wildcats are again poised to make a deep tournament run in the 2015-2016 tournament.

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For the Colorado Buffaloes, Tad Boyle has the team right were they need to be. Reaching the 20 win mark for the 4th time in the past 5 seasons. During their previous 3 trips to the NCAA tournament, however, the Buffs have only won 1 game. Coach Boyle and the BUffaloees hope that a trip to the tournament this year could help to change that. Through 29 games the Wildcats are averaging 76 ppg, 14 assists per game to 14 turnovers, while shooting 42.9% from the field, 39% from three, and 73% from the FT line. The Buffaloes are currently ranked at #53 in ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. Colorado opened their season losing to #7 ranked Iowa State by a mere 6 points and again later lost to the #18 ranked SMU by only 4 points. These close losses helped prepare Colorado for this victory of #9 Arizona, by far their marquee victory of the season. As of February 23, Chris Dobbertean of SB Nation had the Buffaloes as a #8 seed in the South Region. For Colorado, this win will do nothing but increase those possibilities.

Today, I have a couple Colorado plays to share with a ball screen action and BLOB as well as a nice Sean Miller set that led to a lob dunk. Hopefully, these will help you down the stretch as we head into tournament time.

Enjoy the journey!

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