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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

Pac-12 softball boats plenty of top 25 teams

There are six Pac-12 teams in the top-25, with the University of California just narrowly being edged out of a seventh spot. The University of Oregon came in at No. 3, with Washington right behind them at No. 4, and following them up is UCLA at No. 5. The Wildcats came in at No. 7, fourth out of all the Pac-12 teams, and head coach Mike Candrea says that’s just about where they belong.  Read more

Dancing off the field

Tamara Statman, a political science junior and designated hitter for the UA softball team, has been playing softball her entire life and her passion shows in her performance. Over the past two seasons, Statman has batted in 46 runs, hit 6 home runs and in the 2016 season secured a .289 batting average.  Read more

Jessie Harper's maturity evident in her second year

Jessie Harper's maturity is as big an asset to the ‘Cats as any of her other tools. She’s been hitting with composure in the three hole this season. Also, she plays in the middle of the field at shortstop, so her teammates look to her to feed off of Harper’s body language.  Read more

Robby Medel shows confidence in expanding role

The right-handed pitcher from Arlington, Texas has had a journey through baseball with many ups and downs, but he continues to trust the process and know it will lead him to future success. Medel was like many young boys who were thrown into sports. Medel thought he would grow up to play basketball like his father, but when entering junior high realized that shooting the fall wasn’t for him.  Read more

Fresh faces on the diamond for Arizona baseball

The 2018 freshman and transfers will bring a plethora of talent to the field for the Arizona baseball team this coming season. The group brings strong arms to the hill, along with speed in the infield. During the fall, Arizona head coach Jay Johnson had seen growth and talent from the young players, and if they come to the field with what Johnson needs, they might get some playtime.  Read more

Arizona baseball 2018 season preview

If the Arizona Wildcats baseball team is going to want to make a run at the College World Series, they’re going to have to win some tough games. This season the Wildcats will play 29 games at home and 27 on the road. Their schedule is loaded with eight NCAA tournament teams from last season and also six conference champions.  Read more