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Sonoran Hot Reads: Sean Miller must trust Allonzo Trier more

Time to let the freshman do his thing

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As the Arizona Wildcats wrapped up non-conference play, Allonzo Trier started coming into his own. Now the Wildcats prepare to open Pac-12 play on Sunday, and Matt Norlander makes the case that Sean Miller needs to trust Trier more for the rest of the year:

"Arizona coach Sean Miller should resolve to trust his freshman point guard, Allonzo Trier, even more. The Pac-12 is wide open, and if Trier takes the next step, the Wildcats will win the league in a rare season when they weren't supposed to."

Point guard? Eh. But I do agree that Trier will be the reason that Arizona wins the conference

- Also at CBS, they think the Pac-12 is stronger than anyone expected. That could be proven by Stanford taking down Utah to start the conference season. The same Stanford that SI called the conference's flop of the year, and that we all voted last in this week's Pac-12 Power Rankings

- This is a great, in-depth piece on why Luke Walton was the right guy to take over for Steve Kerr this year in Golden State

- Arizona has pushed back the planned Italy tour for at least one more year

- Gonzaga has lost Przemek Karnowski for the year after he underwent back surgery

- Rick Pitino addressed the Louisville scandal and flipping off Kentucky fans in a pretty passionate rant on Friday

Football

- William Parks will train for the NFL Draft in L.A.

- The College Football Playoff lost over a third of its viewership thanks to awful games and playing the games on New Year's Eve. After winning the Rose BowlDavid Shaw called for a larger CFP field

- Gronk was at the Winter Classic, and he wanted to play some hockey instead of just watch it

- Here's some highlights of Michael Eletise at the Under Armour All-American Game

Other sports

Women's basketball hosts Stanford on Saturday at 3 PM

- Former Arizona track athlete Chima Ugwu was indicted on charges of trying to ship guns to Nigeria

Tucson news

- A Marana family lost everything in a house fire

- Tucson is hoping for a big sports tourism year

- It was especially dangerous to be a pedestrian or biker on the Tucson roads in 2015

- There's a doughnut/whiskey bar on Congress now