Hot 'n' not Dec. 3
The Then-No. 4 Arizona men’s basketball team beat then-No. 6 Duke 72-66 in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday. The Wildcats are undefeated and moved up to No. 2 in the AP poll, receiving two first-place votes.
The Arizona indoor volleyball team defeated ASU on Friday to earn half a point of the Territorial Cup Series this season. The team was also selected to participate in the 2013 Division 1 NCAA tournament for the 25th time since 1981, the NCAA announced on Sunday. The Wildcats will travel to San Diego to take on New Mexico State on Friday.
Members of the Arizona women’s cross country team received Pac-12 honors. Head coach James Li was named the 2013 Women’s Head Coach of the Year. Sophomore Kayla Beattie was named Women’s Newcomer of the Year. Senior Elvin Kibet and junior Nicci Corbin earned NCAA All-American honors.
Senior basketball player Kama Griffitts has scored double digits five times in seven games this season. She was 4-of-7 from the three-point line for a team-high 14 points in her recent game against BYU. Griffitts leads the team with a 46.8 percent average.
The Arizona women’s basketball team fell to BYU, 64-56, in Provo, Utah, on Saturday afternoon. The team is also on a four-game losing streak as it travels to Birmingham, Ala., to take on UAB on Thursday.
Arizona football ended the season with a loss to ASU, 58-21, on Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. The UA had five turnovers during the game. The Sun Devils held on to the Territorial Cup and will now host the Pac-12 championship game against Stanford.
The Phoenix Coyotes dropped their game on Saturday, 5-2, against the Blackhawks. After the loss, Coyotes’ head coach Dave Tippett said he wants to know when the team will stop “clowning around” in the first period.
The Arizona Cardinals were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, 24-21. The Cardinals ended their four-game winning streak with this loss.
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