2017 Pac-12 Tournament

Video: Trier talks late-game free throws, bouncing back from adversity with MVP honor


LAS VEGAS — Allonzo Trier said he felt like he was living in a glass house through the difficult days of not playing before he became eligible.

While missing 19 games because of a banned substance detected in his system, Trier said, “Everybody was so worried about what the issue is of why I am not playing, but nobody really takes a look at what I’m actually going through.”

Now, he is a Pac-12 champion and MVP of the conference tournament. In this video, Trier talks about that accomplishment, which involved his late clutch free throws, the impact of Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Arizona’s mental toughness answering Oregon’s challenges in the second half.

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