Basketball

Arizona women's basketball swept by ASU

The Sun Devils jumped out to a 7-0 lead off of ball movement, offensive rebounding and capitalizing off of five turnovers in five minutes by Arizona. A look at the numbers will tell you that the Wildcats were statistically beaten in turnovers, rebounds, bench points, points in the paint, 3-pointers made, 3-point percentage, field goal percentage and second chance points. That's not a recipe for success. Read more

Numbers never lie: 7 key stats from Arizona's 77-70 win over ASU

Deandre Ayton, the possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick this summer, notched a team-high 25 points in the win, showcasing his ability to score from jumpers, put-back layups and thunderous dunks. Ayton also pulled down 16 rebounds, dished out four assists and blocked four shots. The 7-foot-1 freshman was the difference for Arizona.  Read more

Jackson-Cartwright and Ayton lead Wildcats to victory in different ways versus ASU

The Arizona men's basketball team started Thursday's matchup with ASU on fire, then guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright picked up his second foul. The next 10 minutes would be filled with a Sun Devil run until Jackson-Cartwright would return. 31-6 in fact, but his leadership was much needed to wade the waters in Wells Fargo Arena and lead No. 17 Arizona to a big road win in Tempe. Read more

Preview: Arizona men's basketball seeking sweep of season series from ASU

It wasn't that long ago when the ASU Sun Devils were staring at a possible No.1 ranking as they walked into McKale Center ready to face the Arizona men's basketball team. A month and a half later, it is the Wildcats looking to solidify their stance as first place holders in the Pac-12 as they walk into a hostile Wells Fargo Arena Thursday in Tempe. Read more

Coach Kat looking to mentor a college kid near you

Imagine watching a team go 0-18 in conference play in a season and still muster the desire to not only play basketball, but coach it someday. This is Kat Wright, senior forward on the Arizona women’s basketball team, a student of the game, player on some forgettable teams during her college career and future college basketball coach, or so she hopes.   Read more

Lost item found: Wildcats defense makes appearance in crucial win against USC

The sky was falling in Tucson following the Arizona men's basketball team's loss to UCLA Thursday Feb. 8, or at least it felt like it. But ahh, this is college basketball 2018, where your wildest dreams and worst fears can be realized within the span of 48 hours. And for the Wildcats, the missing slipper came in the form of nikes feverishly squeaking all over the court as they displayed the kind of defense their head coach had been hoping for all season in a 81-67 win against USC in McKale. Read more

Analysis: Leaderless Arizona lacking heart at wrong time

With 4:56 left in the game for the Arizona men’s basketball team against visiting UCLA, the ball rolled along midcourt up for grabs. Several UA players could have made an attempt to dive on the loose ball, but none did. Instead, the Bruins Gyorgy Goloman come up with it after sliding on the floor and tossed it to a teammate.  Read more

Behind enemy lines: The Daily Bruin previews UCLA vs Arizona

Senior writer Matt Cummings at the Daily Bruin did a Q&A session with the Daily Wildcat regarding the UCLA men's basketball team to preview the upcoming matchup between the Bruins and the Wildcats. Here's Matt's thoughts on UCLA's defensive versus Arizona's offense, whether or not the Bruins can make the NCAA Tournament and more.  Read more