In 1986, before former Wildcat guard Harvey Mason Jr. grew up to be a six-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer, he was a California high school basketball star.
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Despite Arizona’s No. 1 ranking in the most recent AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches’ Poll, the Wildcats should err on the side of caution, because now they have the largest target of any team in the nation on their backs.
The Arizona basketball team’s 63-58 victory over UNLV in its annual whiteout game Saturday afternoon at McKale Center coupled with No. 1 Michigan State’s crushing loss against unranked North Carolina last week, means the Wildcats are the favorites to claim the No. 1 spot in this week’s AP Top 25 rankings.
As head coach Sean Miller stressed early this season, defense is going to be what carries the Wildcats far into next year’s NCAA tournament in March. In the seven games of the season prior to the Wildcats’ 79-58 victory over Texas Tech on Tuesday, Arizona had emerged with stellar post defense and limited opponents to a 37.9 percent field goal percentage from within the perimeter. The Wildcats have additionally averaged a Pac-12 leading 6.7 blocks per game a season after averaging 3.8 per contest.
Junior shooting guard Nick Johnson has been enjoying one of the best starts to a season a player could imagine. After being named the most outstanding player at the NIT Championship game and subsequently lighting up Madison Square Garden to the tune of 15 points, three assists, two rebounds, two blocks and two steals, Johnson returned home en route to putting up double-digits for the eighth consecutive game this season.
Modern day college sports have grown into some of the most lucrative conglomerates today, and have recently gained enough popular appeal to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue annually through media deals, sponsorships and various other investments.
When junior Tyler Parmenter stepped onto the field for the first time as a freshman, he never thought he would end up becoming a pitcher for Arizona’s baseball team — but now he is one of the players to watch.
The No. 2 Arizona men’s basketball team stretched its streak of consecutive victories to eight this season as it defeated Texas Tech 79-58 Tuesday evening in McKale Center.
The Arizona men’s basketball team looks to be in good shape as it tries to secure its eighth consecutive victory of the season, leading Texas Tech 35-25 at halftime.
After defeating Duke in last weekend’s NIT Season Tip-Off Championship at Madison Square Garden, Arizona men’s basketball was rewarded and moved up to No. 2 in the national rankings going into the fifth week of the college basketball season.
Earlier this week, head coach Andy Lopez announced that 17 student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent, binding them to Arizona’s baseball program upon their completion of high school if they don’t enter the professional ranks.
Of the many inconsistencies between games of collegiate and professional basketball, the difference in the length of the shot clock poses the most substantial disadvantage to athletes trying to develop their skills in hopes of eventually achieving a successful NBA career.
After outscoring its opponents 187-109 in the first two rounds of the NIT Season Tip-Off and securing a bid to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York, Arizona is set to face Drexel in what head coach Sean Miller expects to be a solid matchup.
The No. 5 ranked Arizona men’s basketball team secured a trip to the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York City after defeating Rhode Island 87-59 Tuesday night in McKale Center.
The No. 5 Arizona Wildcats lead Rhode Island 43-19 at halftime in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Arizona basketball looks to be en route to a fourth consecutive top-10 recruiting class after four-star forward Craig Victor and four-star point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright signed national letters of intent last week and over last weekend, respectively.
Arizona’s No. 5 ranked men’s basketball team picked up right where it left off in the second half of the Wildcats’ 100-50 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson University Monday night at McKale Center in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
In an expected course of events, the No. 5 ranked Arizona men’s basketball team leads Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast), 51-24 as halftime begins in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The No. 6 ranked Arizona men’s basketball team will play host to Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast), Metro State (RMAC) and Rhode Island (Atlantic 10) in the West Regional section of the 29th annual NIT Preseason Tip-Off, tonight and Tuesday night in McKale Center.
No. 6 Arizona basketball defeated San Diego State, 69-60 in the Wildcats’ first road game of the season.