Arizona coach’s court-storming warning: Player ‘is going to punch a fan’

Long a fixture in the top 10, Sean Miller and his Arizona Wildcats are used to seeing fans storm the court when they lose on the road.

But after Wednesday night’s loss at Colorado was met with, according to multiple reports, the 10th court-storming in Arizona’s last 11 road losses, the animated coach could hold his tongue no more.

When the final horn sounded in the ninth-ranked Wildcats’ 75-72 loss to the Buffaloes, fans in Boulder immediately stormed the court. After Miller finally got his team through the crowd and to the locker room, he unleashed a storm aimed at the Pac-12 and its handling of fans.

And he used a startling example of what he thinks it will take for the conference to address the fan-and-player-safety issue.

Here are some other comments Miller reportedly made after the game:

According to multiple reports, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott was in attendance at the game, even spending time sitting close to the Colorado bench.

UPDATE (Thurs. 11:22 a.m.): Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne shared his concern over court-storming on Twitter.