LAS VEGAS – Pac-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott addressed the media ahead of the Pac-12 men's basketball championship Saturday night in T-Mobile Arena. Answering questions pertaining to TV deals, FBI scandals and tournament attendance, Scott seemed upbeat about the prospects of the conference moving forward, even though that doesn't appear to be the outside perception. Here's what the commissioner had to say about some of the biggest topics surrounding the conference:
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LAS VEGAS – Unceremoniously, the Arizona men’s basketball season came to a merciful end Wednesday afternoon in a 78-65 loss against USC. Tied at 40-40 entering the second half, the Wildcats missed 21 of 31 shots the rest of the way and were easily disposed of by the Trojans.
The final home game of the regular season did not go as anticipated for Arizona men’s basketball as the Wildcats were outplayed in the second half and fell 72-64 to ASU at McKale Center. Here are five takeaways from the game, including a mysterious comment from head coach Sean Miller.
Mark Lawson and Alec White preview the Arizona men's basketball game in an Adobe Spark format, with what's at stake, key players and predictions for the game.
The entire Arizona men’s basketball bench came racing onto the court in jubilation to find Devonaire Doutrive after the freshman tipped in a missed Justin Coleman shot at the buzzer to give Arizona a thrilling 74-72 win over Oregon State in Corvallis.
A losing streak that felt like an eternity – okay, actually only 33 days – came to an end Thursday night as Arizona men’s basketball finally got back in the win column with a 76-51 thrashing of California. The Wildcats used a 46-point second-half offensive outburst to down the Golden Bears in McKale Center. Here are three more reasons Arizona was able to end its seven-game skid.
The number seven is considered by many to be lucky, but for Arizona men’s basketball it’s quite the opposite. After losing to Colorado in Boulder by seven points, the Wildcats now sit at seven consecutive losses this season. The loss to the Buffs marks the second year in a row that Arizona has lost in Boulder.
You’d have to go back to the year when the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" film was released to find the last time when Arizona men’s basketball lost five games in a row. That’s 35 years ago.
Arizona men's basketball dropped its fourth consecutive game of the season, a 67-60 slog-fest against Washington as the Huskies remain unbeaten (10-0) in conference play. With drama unfolding on and especially off the court, here’s a rundown of the most important topics from the game.
Arizona assistant men’s basketball coach Mark Phelps was placed on administrative leave pending termination on Feb. 5, according to an email sent by Matt Ensor, director of communication services at Arizona Athletics.
ASU head coach Bobby Hurley was so sick of losing to Arizona, he did something he’s never done before in order to break his six-game losing streak against the Wildcats.
TEMPE – It’s a classic good news, bad news scenario for Arizona men’s basketball as it takes on ASU tonight in Tempe.
Arizona and ASU renew their basketball rivalry Thursday night in Tempe. The Wildcats (14-7, 5-3) travel north looking to snap a two-game losing streak that saw them get defeated by more than 20 points in consecutive games, while the Sun Devils (14-6, 5-3) are coming off a road loss to USC but have won three of their last four games. Even though the Wildcats have knocked off the Sun Devils the last six consecutive meetings, our basketball reporters think that streak comes to an end this time.
Coming off back-to-back 20-point losses in Los Angeles, the sky isn’t falling yet for Arizona men’s basketball, but the sun certainly isn’t shining bright, either.
LOS ANGELES – The NBA coaching carousel can be a fickle business, especially at the helm of one of the league’s most prestigious and decorated organizations. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is finding that out for himself this year.
LOS ANGELES – Arizona men’s basketball’s trip to sunny Los Angeles got rained out with back-to-back losses by over 20 points, the latest a 90-69 showing against UCLA in Pauley Pavilion. Below are the five factors that led to UA’s blowout loss.
Ahead of Arizona men's basketball's game against the UCLA Bruins in Los Angeles, Daily Wildcat sports editor Alec White spoke with Ryan Smith, sports editor at the Daily Bruin, to gather a quick scouting report on UCLA. White also answered the Daily Bruin's questions pertaining to Arizona, which can be found here.
Los Angeles – Arizona's head coach spent the days leading up to the USC game sick with the flu, and judging by the Wildcats' performance Thursday night against the Trojans, he’s probably feeling worse.
Arizona men’s basketball shook off a loss to Oregon with an 82-71 win over Oregon State Saturday evening. The win keeps the UA at second in the Pac-12 standings as they head into a three-game road trip the next two weeks.
Arizona dropped its first Pac-12 game of the season in a close finish, a 59-54 loss to the Oregon Ducks. The Wildcats trailed the Ducks for most of the evening, yet had a chance to pull out a win in the final minutes. The loss marks Arizona’s second home loss of the season, after Baylor, and is the first time UA has lost multiple games at home since the 2012-13 season.