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Greg Gumbel confuses Archie Miller for brother Sean in awkward interview (Video)

Archie Miller has quickly become a household name as Dayton charges through the NCAA Tournament. The 11-seeded Flyers have advanced to the Sweet 16 after stunning both Ohio State and Syracuse. They may have to win one more game before Greg Gumbel stops confusing Archie with his brother.

Sean Miller, Archie’s brother, coaches Arizona. Gumbel’s first mistake was calling Archie “Sean” multiple times. He then made the mistake of saying both Dayton and Arizona are in the Sweet 16.

“Sean, I sure hope you’re happier on the inside than you appear to be on the outside, because you and your brother are going to the Sweet 16,” Gumbel said.

The Wildcats will take on Gonzaga in the Round of 32 on Sunday evening, so they aren’t quite there yet. Archie obviously had no idea how to respond to the gibberish Gumbel had just thrown at him, and things got awkward in a hurry. Gumbel muttered something else before the network seemingly decided to cut the interview off.

Archie-Miller

It certainly wasn’t Greg’s brightest moment. I’d never confuse Archie for Sean because I’m kind of in love with Archie’s wife at the moment. Gumbel must not have taken a look at her yet.

Video via @cjzero

Ed Rush reportedly bribed Pac-12 referees to target Sean Miller

Sean MillerEd Rush, the Pac-12’s coordinator of officials, offered incentives to the conference’s referees if they targeted Arizona head coach Sean Miller during the Pac-12 conference tournament, CBS Sports reports.

According to CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman, Rush, a former NBA referee, met with Pac-12 officials on Thursday — the day of the conference tournament in Las Vegas — and told the officials in attendance that he would give them $5,000 or a trip to Cancun if they ejected Miller from a game or called a technical foul on the coach.

Goodman reports that Rush repeated his offer on Friday, the day of Arizona’s tournament semifinal game against UCLA. Referee Michael Irving called a controversial technical foul on Miller with 4:37 left in the Bruins-Wildcats game for arguing a double dribble call. Arizona lost the game 66-64 and ended up a No. 6 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Miller went on a memorable rant after the game to complain about the technical foul call.

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