Basketball

COLUMN: Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive in full effect

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. After getting slashed by a different version of Freddy Krueger – the Washington State Cougars in this case – the Wildcats are in their own version of Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive. Granted, it’s not quite as catchy, but we’re in the midst of Arizona’s horror story nonetheless. Read more

Williams remains out with knee swelling, no timetable for return

Arizona freshman guard Brandon Williams, the team’s third-leading scorer and leader in assists, will be sidelined this week against Washington and Washington State due to lingering right knee pain. Swelling and continued pain in his knee kept Williams out of the UA’s 95-88 overtime loss against Arizona State on Thursday. It is the same knee he needed surgery on in high school, which caused him to miss his entire junior season. Read more

Women's basketball: ASU wins territorial cup matchup 60-47 to split season series

Arizona State dropped its first matchup with Arizona in late December, never gaining the lead as the Wildcats pressured the Sun Devils off the court. This was not the case on Friday night, as the Wildcats were bullied inside for most of the night, unable to take advantage of ASU’s depth in the front court. The Sun Devils were led by Courtney Ekmark, who had 20 points and seven assists, while Kianna Ibis put up a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Read more