Basketball

Organized chaos leads Alkins back to the court

SALT LAKE CITY—The NCAA Tournament is unforgiving; one play can decide your fate. Such could have been the case for the Arizona Wildcats in the second round of the men’s basketball West Region as guard Rawle Alkins dislocated his finger. Read more

Wildcats defensive issues must come to a halt against the Gaels

SALT LAKE CITY — Whether it was Kevin Parrom’s tenacity, TJ McConnel’s peskiness, or Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s rangy athleticism, the Wildcats lock people down. This year was no different. Arizona ranked 32nd in the country in adjusted defense according to kenpom.com and they had a clear defensive catalyst in senior guard Kadeem Allen. So, what’s been going on lately? Read more

Sights, sounds and major keys from Arizona's preparation for Saint Mary's

SALT LAKE CITY — The second-seeded Arizona Wildcats are set to take on No. 7 Saint Mary's Saturday and the Gaels come into the matchup after beating VCU. SMC has experience playing against the Wildcats in scrimmage situations from 2013-2015 so both are familiar, except Arizona has a trio of freshmen the Gales haven't seen.  Read more

That walk-on life

SALT LAKE CITY—The fondness of upsets in the NCAA Tournament can blind people from the joy of a blowout and the results that ensue, such as the ecstasy a walk-on feels when getting to realize a lifelong dream. Read more

Wildcats take care of business, blow by Fighting Hawks in first round

SALT LAKE CITY–Nothing is impossible in March Madness and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks reminded the Arizona Wildcats of just that. The No. 2 seed Wildcats found themselves in a tight game midway through the second half, but eventually pulled away for a 100-82 victory in a game that was as close as seven points in the second half. Read more

Wildcats coming together at the right time

SALT LAKE CITY — The No. 2 seeded Arizona Wildcats are set to face the No. 15 seeded North Dakota Fighting Hawks in game one of the NCAA Tournament for both teams Thursday, and it couldn’t come at a better time for a program who has had its share of ups and downs this season. Read more