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Report: Arizona confirms it’s under NCAA investigation

Buffalo v Arizona

BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats reacts in the second half against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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It’s been clear for some time now that the NCAA was going to have to look into Sean Miller’s Arizona program with all the information of alleged misdeeds that has come from the federal government’s investigation into corruption in college basketball.

The school confirmed Friday that such an investigation is underway, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

Former assistant Emanuel ‘Book’ Richardson has already pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the investigation, and wiretaps played at the second trial from the investigation last week further embroiled the Wildcats program in the case.

New NCAA rules will allow it to use evidence and testimony from the trial as it makes its own investigation, which could be troublesome to Miller and his program given all that has been said in court and on federal wiretaps. Even if Miller is not found to have done anything outside NCAA rules, he could still be in a tenuous position as NCAA rules hold head coaches accountable for the actions of their assistants.