Twitter reacts to Arizona’s blowout loss to Buffalo
Arizona suffered a stunning blowout loss to the little-known University at Buffalo in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, sending the Internet into an absolute frenzy.
The No. 4-seeded Wildcats fell to the No. 13 seeded-Bulls in a stunningly one-sided 89-68 affair. Bombarded by a three-point shooting barrage right from the opening whistle, Arizona completely collapsed in the second half and never made it back within single digits in the final 10 minutes of the game.
The loss capped a tumultuous season for Arizona, highlighted by the FBI investigation into head coach Sean Miller for allegedly discussing a $100,000 payment for star big man Deandre Ayton’s commitment to the program. That combined with Thursday’s Round 1 pummeling at the hands of a mid-major made for quite the slate of memes. Here is a sampling of some of the best:
*checks Arizona-Buffalo score*
NCAA & FBI: pic.twitter.com/OALvaiJnOO
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 16, 2018
Arizona couldn’t buy itself a basket there.
I’ll see myself out.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) March 16, 2018
Arizona is going to beat the FBI but not Buffalo? Come on now
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) March 16, 2018
When you had Arizona in your Final Four … pic.twitter.com/9PoGnMv7kv
— ESPN (@espn) March 16, 2018
BREAKING: Arizona Wildcats release new logo.
— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) March 16, 2018
The Arizona Fighting Federal Cases got blown out???
— FunnyMaine.com (@FunnyMaine) March 16, 2018
State of New York 2, State of Arizona 0.
— Brian Harrison (@BH_Orange44) March 16, 2018
LIVE LOOK AT SEAN MILLER
LIVE LOOK AT ARIZONA BASKETBALL
LIVE LOOK AT THE ENTIRE PAC-12 pic.twitter.com/9BcwSK5xfT
— One Shining Podcast (@oneshiningpod) March 16, 2018
When Sean Miller paid 100 G’s for Ayton just to lose to 13 seed Buffalo in the first round by 21 pic.twitter.com/PvYqvf8VQ2
— Jaxon (@guccibrodie) March 16, 2018
Smart move by Sean Miller. You can’t vacate tournament wins if you don’t win any tournament games. pic.twitter.com/qMW3WJZtRu
— Dusty Harrah (@Dusty_Harrah) March 16, 2018
A look at everyone coming back to Arizona next year: pic.twitter.com/bgBFsh4fgq
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) March 16, 2018
Luka Doncic watching this Arizona game like. pic.twitter.com/2ygS1LkIlj
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) March 16, 2018
A friend just text me: Man, Arizona lost by Ayton of points.
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) March 16, 2018
The Internet schadenfreude was definitely strong on Thursday, as it usually tends to be whenever Miller and Arizona are involved.