Miller credits numerous factors in win

After Sunday's win over Gonzaga, Sean Miller credited a handful of factors. Read on to see what they are and more.

After Arizona's dominating win over Gonzaga on Sunday night, Sean Miller was asked if he could have seen it coming.

"No way," Miller said. "I felt like the game was going to be decided in the last possession or in the final minutes, it felt that way. It's a credit to us for playing well and being ready, and Gonzaga wasn't at their best. I've watched them quite a bit and some of their turnovers tonight had nothing to do with us. That happens. You never want it to happen this late in the year, but it happens sometimes."

Although Gonzaga may not have played its best basketball, it appeared that what we saw from Arizona on Sunday was one of its best games of the season.

"Well, tonight was one of our season's best performances and obviously we all want to play well in the NCAA Tournament, and that's exactly what our team did tonight.," Miller said. "We not only beat a really good team in Gonzaga, but we beat more importantly a great program.

"Year in, year out these guys are in the NCAA Tournament and when you see them in your bracket it's not a very good feeling, because they have such great tournament experience as a coaching staff and as a program and their players have all been in this setting many times.

"So we knew we were up against a very, very good opponent and for us to win the way we did probably didn't catch them on their best night, but certainly we played very, very well and these guys our guys deserve a lot of credit."

Arizona was able to score 31 points off turnovers and Miller believes it was due to a variety of factors.

"No question we didn't catch Gonzaga on their best night," he said. "If we played this game over again I don't think they would turn the ball over some of their turnovers were self inflicted and I'm sure Mark Few addressed that. But our pressure was good and we had a game plan of trying to trap the post, easier said than done with that group of players.

"But for the most part I thought our guys were active and played together very hard on defense. For us, the turnovers ignited our transition and we're always at our best when we can use our defense to our offense and tonight we scored as many points in that area as we have all season long."

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