Star rankings and recruiting hoopla may mean something to a lot of people, but being in that position means even more to incoming Arizona women’s basketball star and McDonald’s All-American, Cate Reese. The reason why is simple, a humbling diagnosis of a life-altering disease two years ago: type 1 diabetes. Nearly 3 million people suffer from type 1 diabetes; Cate and her sister Ali were among the 15 percent of kids that fall within that category.
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After a tumultuous, up-and-down season, the Arizona men’s basketball team has more questions than answers, leaving the future success of the program in doubt. So what is the status of basketball in Tucson?
The season is over for Arizona men's basketball after an 89-68 thumping at the hands of Buffalo in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. We took a look back and graded each position and broke down each player as well.
A nightmare up-and-down season came to a loud thud Thursday in Taco Bell Arena as the Arizona men's basketball team was dismantled by Buffalo, 89-68, to end its season and leave fans wondering what lies ahead.
Boise, Idaho-- Arizona came into Thursday's matchup with the University of Buffalo the prohibitive favorite as the No. 4 seed in the South Region of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The Bulls, however, had other ideas as the No. 13 seed hit three 3-pointers to jump out to a seven-point lead early on and take a 40-38 lead into halftime in the Taco Bell Arena..
In just the second week of the Pac-12 season for the Arizona men’s basketball team, in the midst of a tight battle against Colorado, senior center Dusan Ristic was melting down. After missing multiple scoring attempts from point blank range, Ristic was pulled from the game, walked over to the sideline and as he sat down uttered the words in his homeland Serbian accent, “Fuck me!”
The Arizona men's basketball team will begin their road to the Final Four in Boise, Idaho with a first round match up with the University of Buffalo out of the Mid-American Conference. The Wildcats were pitted in the South Region and face a possible matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats should they beat the Bulls.
The Arizona men's basketball team secured their second consecutive Pac-12 Tournament Title Saturday in T-Mobile Arena. Here are the five stats that defined victory for the Wildcats.
Rawle Alkins was struggling as Arizona men's basketball dragged through their Pac-12 Championship game against USC Saturday in T-Mobile Arena. But in a game that was relatively slow, Alkins provided the biggest of all plays, an iconic dunk in which he reared back and shattered the hopes of the Trojans by slamming both the ball and defender Elijah Stewart to the ground.
The Arizona men's basketball team defeated UCLA to advance to the Pac-12 Championship Saturday behind five key stats from Friday's game.
LAS VEGAS-- The best player in the country is Deandre Ayton—it isn't close. Turn the page if you don't want to see another "Ayton is great story", because Arizona men's basketball is in the midst of greatness as showcased in the Wildcats 78-67 win over the Bruins to advance to the Pac-12 basketball tournament championship in T-Mobile Arena.
LAS VEGAS-- One word kept haunting the Arizona men's basketball team this season—defense. However, on Thursday afternoon inside T-Mobile Arena the Wildcats figured out that they don't need to be a top-5 ranked defensive team, they just need to be a nuisance. They did just that in a 83-67 route of No.8 seed Colorado in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament.
Arizona men's basketball freshman standout Deandre Ayton was selected as the Pac-12 Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year for 2017-18. He is the first Wildcat to receive the honor since Nick Johnson in 2013-14.
Usually senior day is reserved for just that, seniors. Arizona head coach Sean Miller had something else on his mind when he decided to take the mic on Saturday evening to speak to the McKale Center crowd. He announced Deandre Ayton, Rawle Alkins and Allonzo Trier and in doing so, let the crowd know that it would be the last time they'd ever play on Lute and Bobbi Olson Court again.
The emotional rollercoaster for Arizona men's basketball almost hit a new low in Saturday's 66-54 win over Cal in McKale. But the Wildcats, as consistent with the previous parts of their season, found a way to win late and clinch the Pac-12 regular season championship outright.
Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller returned to the team following a statement Thursday denying the ESPN report of an alleged fixed payment for the services of current freshman Deandre Ayton. Miller had been absent since Saturday, excusing himself from the team due to the distraction the news caused.
Acclaimed author and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom is coming to the Tucson Festival of Books, and the timing couldn’t be more appropriate. In 1993, Albom wrote “Fab Five,” a book that detailed the journey of college basketball’s most iconic team, the 1992 and 1993 Michigan Wolverines.
The Arizona women's basketball team put up a fight late in the fourth quarter against No. 8 Oregon but Lexi Bando's back-to-back threes were too much in a 74-61 win in McKale Center as the Ducks secured the Pac-12 regular season title. The loss wraps up the regular season for Arizona at 6-23, 2-16.
The distractions of the current FBI investigation within college basketball didn't appear to bother Arizona men's basketball freshman Deandre Ayton on Saturday as the Wildcats took on the Oregon Ducks in Eugene. In fact, it seemed to awaken a beast during Arizona's 98-93 loss in Phil Knight Arena.
According to a report by ESPN, Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller was caught on a wiretap by the FBI asking for $100,000 for the services of current freshman Deandre Ayton. The report, released earlier Friday evening, states Miller had multiple conversations with former agent of ASM, Christian Dawkins who is one of the lynch pins in the current FBI probe into college basketball.