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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Pac-12 to review officiating in wake of Rush's resignation

2013-04-09T13:16:00Z 2013-04-26T19:00:41Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Pac-12 to review officiating in wake of Rush's resignationThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 09, 2013 1:16 pm  • 

SAN FRANCISCO— The Pac-12 will commission an independent review of officiating during the league tournament after comments by the conference's former coordinator of officials raised questions about its integrity.

The league announced today that the review will be done by "experts who are entirely independent of the Pac-12 Conference." The investigation is expected to be completed by June.

Ed Rush resigned as the conference's coordinator of officials Thursday. He said he was just trying to "lighten the mood" in a tense locker room when he "jokingly" made offers of $5,000 or a trip to Mexico for any referee who disciplined Arizona coach Sean Miller during the league tournament.

The Pac-12's officiating program has endured a swarm of public criticism since the incident became public and questions about whether Rush was joking persist.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 15 2 0 0.882 27 3 0 0.900
Utah 13 4 0 0.765 23 6 0 0.793
Oregon 12 5 0 0.706 22 8 0 0.733
UCLA 11 7 0 0.611 19 12 0 0.613
Stanford 9 8 0 0.529 18 11 0 0.621
Arizona State 8 9 0 0.471 17 14 0 0.548
Oregon State 8 10 0 0.444 16 13 0 0.552
Colorado 7 9 0 0.438 14 13 0 0.519
California 6 10 0 0.375 16 13 0 0.552
Washington State 6 11 0 0.353 12 17 0 0.414
Washington 4 13 0 0.235 15 14 0 0.517
USC 3 14 0 0.176 11 18 0 0.379

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Colorado at
Washington
3/5 64-47
California at
Arizona
3/5 60-99
Stanford at
Arizona State
3/5 62-67
Utah at
Washington State
3/5 67-59
California at
Arizona State
3/7 12:30 pm
Stanford at
Arizona
3/7 2:00 pm
Utah at
Washington
3/7 2:30 pm
Colorado at
Washington State
3/7 4:30 pm
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