Basketball

Winter is coming

It may not be dungeons and dragons a la Game of Thrones style, but heads are going to roll if Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes has to sit through another season like this past one. Barnes first season as head coach can best be described in one word, frustrating. Read more

Arizona game day guide

It’s a day unlike any other. School night or not, it’s game day, and there is only one letter on everyone’s mind: “W.” Game day preparations at the UA come in all shapes and sizes and, depending on the season, campus is usually buzzing if our Wildcats have played even halfway decently. Read more

Luke Walton headlines first CATSYS Awards

When Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton’s phone rang, former Interim Athletic Director Erika Barnes was on the other line. An emcee opportunity of the first ever CATSYS Awards Banquet was on the table. Read more

Allonzo Trier returning for junior season

"I have thought about it for a while, and I have decided to continue my education and basketball career at Arizona," Trier told ESPN. "Because of my relationship and faith in Coach [Sean] Miller, the coaching staff and my teammates, I will continue my original goal when I came here -- to help lead the team to a national championship." Read more

Kadeem Allen and Lauren Evans: The student-athlete personified

What defines a senior? Is it the composure they show when everything else is crumbling around them? Is it the drive to succeed and the development they go through budding from a teenager to a full-blown adult? Or is it the character they demonstrate day in and day out, unflappable confidence no matter what the situation that surrounds them? Read more

Arizona basketball never stops

From potential coaching changes, to a guard signing with one of the most well known labels in the rap game and players setting their sights on the NBA, the Wildcats have pieces moving everywhere. Read more

The legacy of the Fin: Where does Markkanen go down in the UA histroy books?

Lauri Markkanen’s father, Pekka, walked into the press room in McKale Center before Arizona head coach Sean Miller or his son on Thursday. The story had already been reported before the press conference, but the sight of Pekka confirmed what everyone in the room assumed, that his son was entering the NBA. Markkanen announced that he was headed for this summer’s NBA draft after just one season with the Wildcats. The Finn averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in his lone season at Arizona. Read more

Should the Arizona basketball program be considered elite?

When you think of elite college basketball programs, there’s a few that come right to mind: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Connecticut and Kentucky. You might be thinking of another few, but to dispute those five as elite in the current college basketball landscape probably means you aren’t watching. Read more

Arizona season in review: Unpleasant ending, but an eventful season for the 'Cats

There were Kodak moments, injuries, adversity and disappointments, but it all came together in time for Arizona to win a Pac-12 Championship, which appeared to be impossible considering the circumstances at the season’s start. From the second media day started, there was so much hype surrounding the team because it was arguably the most talented squad head coach Sean Miller has ever had at Arizona. Read more