LAS VEGAS — Oregon coach Dana Altman made the classy move of entering Arizona’s locker room and offering his congratulations in the middle of my interview with Keanu Pinder.
“I don’t know what to say,” Pinder said. “At least he came in here and did that.”
Also, during the interview, Allonzo Trier fell over in his chair at the adjacent locker, prompting a playful laugh from Pinder.
Pinder talked about family back at home in Perth, Australia, watching the game. He also touched on his first start of his career for Arizona in the game against Oregon because his athleticism could match up against the Ducks inside.
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