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No Allonzo Trier as Arizona Wildcats start second half of season

Allonzo Trier from last season. (Photo courtesy Arizona Athletics)

C’mon, folks. Calm down.

I get it. You want to know what the heck is going on with Allonzo Trier. Why hasn’t he played? Is he coming back tonight? Next week? This season? Ever?

The Arizona Wildcats played their 17th game of the season Saturday night, at home against Colorado, and everybody seems to studying every single move Trier makes with the eyes of a forensic scientist.

What kind of shoes is he wearing? How long is his pregame warm-up? Hey, he’s wearing shorts and not sweats!

Calm down.

There was some thought/hope/speculation that Trier would play tonight because it’s the start of the second half of the season. Maybe he was suspended/ineligible for just the first half of the season. Nope. We’ll say this: As we understand the situation, it’s not about the first semester or a predetermined number of games.

Maybe he’ll play this season. Maybe not. The door is not closed.

Being in limbo is not ideal, but Arizona doesn’t seem to be fazed. Coach Sean Miller talked about how Trier is healthy, happy and being a good teammate through it all. But there’s nothing to do but wait.

We’re sure Arizona will have no comment.

In the meantime, the frenzy over any little thing that smells like news — but isn’t — isn’t particularly productive for anybody.

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