Wildcats' Miller goes all-out in charity commercial

2014-01-15T12:45:00Z 2014-01-15T14:09:35Z Wildcats' Miller goes all-out in charity commercialBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller took his salesmanship skills to a new level in a commercial for the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge.

After Miller and Pac-12 rivals Johnny Dawkins and Andy Enfield appear to be doing a poor job of selling candy bars for charity at a stand, Jalen Rose pulls up in an Infiniti (of course) and offers a little motivational talk.

Miller then tries to "raise the bar" with a little more aggression into his efforts. The result is worth a look.

Miller is supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Arizona with his effort. His coaching buddy, Thad Matta of Ohio State, is the big leader at this point. Fans can vote here: promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/infiniti/2014/index?next=home

UA is among those intrigued by a Greek 7-footer, according to Zagsblog.

Arizona's defense is helping out those betting the under on its games.

It's become a guards' game in the Pac-12, according to Bud Withers of the Seattle Times.

Colorado isn't feeling sorry for itself after losing Spencer Dinwiddie for the season. The Buffs have also lost freshman Tre'Shaun Fletcher for 6-8 weeks.

OSU's Craig Robinson wondered publicly about how some programs appear to secure fifth-year transfers -- "poach guys," as he called it -- before they're even allowed to talk to them.

Larry Krystkowiak is trying to shake some life into the Utah offense. Utes big man Renan Lenz is out indefinitely with a severely sprained ankle.

Cal freshman Jordan Mathews has been up and down, but mostly up.

Dawkins' seat is still pretty warm even after Stanford beat Oregon.

WSU's DaVonte Lacy may be out for another month.

We had a look at Aaron Gordon after his USA Basketball award and Mike Montgomery's latest success at Cal. We also published a feature on ASU's Jermaine Marshall from the Republic.

There's a Bay area doubleheader tonight but, curiously, there's some overlap again:

WSU will play at Stanford at 8 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks.

Washington will play at California at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Arizona 16 2 0 0.889 34 4 0 0.895
Utah 13 5 0 0.722 26 9 0 0.743
Oregon 12 5 0 0.706 25 10 0 0.714
UCLA 11 7 0 0.611 22 14 0 0.611
Arizona State 9 9 0 0.500 19 16 0 0.543
Stanford 9 9 0 0.500 24 13 0 0.649
Oregon State 8 10 0 0.444 16 14 0 0.533
Colorado 7 10 0 0.412 16 16 0 0.500
Washington State 7 11 0 0.389 13 18 0 0.419
California 6 11 0 0.353 17 15 0 0.531
Washington 5 13 0 0.278 16 15 0 0.516
USC 3 14 0 0.176 12 19 0 0.387
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