Arizona coach sits out game

Arizona coach Sean Miller sat out the team’s game against Oregon on Saturday night, a day after ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported he was heard on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to current Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton.

Arizona associate head coach Lorenzo Romar directed the team, and Ayton played during a 98-93 loss in overtime. Arizona also was without preseason All-America guard Allonzo Trier, who tested positive for the same banned substance that cost him 19 games last season. Trier and Ayton are Arizona’s top two scorers.