Basketball

Arizona fans need to back off of Sean Miller

The Arizona Wildcats were upset in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament by No. 11-seed Xavier last Thursday in San Jose, and the backlash from fans toward head coach Sean Miller has been nothing short of ridiculous. Read more

Trier unable to come in clutch for 'Cats

SAN JOSE, Calif.--After missing 19 games Allonzo trier was considered to be the missing piece in getting Arizona back to the Final Four, but sometimes pieces have a funny way of not fitting as Arizona found out in the Wildcats loss to Xavier Thursday in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Trier is a conundrum for head coach Sean Miller. Read more

Sights, sounds and major keys from Arizona's Sweet 16 preparation for Xavier

SAN JOSE-- The Arizona Wildcats take on the Xavier Musketeers in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament on Thursday. Read more

Is this the year Arizona breaks through and makes the Final Four?

For the fourth time in five seasons, Arizona basketball head coach Sean Miller led the Wildcats to the Sweet 16 and it has fans and pundits thinking, will this be the year Arizona gets back to the Final Four?  Arizona’s last two attempts were foiled by Wisconsin in the Elite Eight but if the two teams met this season, it would be in the Final Four. Read more

Attention to detail: Miller's approach more intracate than X's and O's

Arizona men’s basketball head coach Sean Miller is a man who beats to the tune of his own drum. He is at the helm of one of the premier basketball institutions in the country and perhaps the best coach that has yet to reach a Final Four. It would be easy to write off Miller as an underachiever due to his team’s success late in the NCAA Tournament, however, that would be the coward’s route. Read more

Arizona off to Sweet Sixteen after 69-60 victory over Saint Mary's

SALT LAKE CITY — The Arizona Wildcats are heading to their fourth Sweet Sixteen in five years after taking down the Saint Mary’s Gaels 69-60 on Saturday night. The Wildcats trailed at halftime and had to fight their way back in to the game in the second half, but were able to prevail in the end against a tough Saint Mary’s team. Read more

Rawle Alkins' 'savage' return lifts Arizona over Saint Mary's

SALT LAKE CITY — Rawle Alkins left the game halfway through the first half against Saint Mary’s hunched over, holding his right index finger in pure agony and the glue piece for Arizona was missing at the worst possible time. The Wildcats were trailing 17-12 with just over 10 minutes left and then SMC went on a quick 5-0 run to give the Gaels a 10-point lead. Read more