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This day in Wildcat history: Arizona men’s basketball advances to Final Four after 87-81 win over Illinois

You fill out your bracket every March with the hope of seeing the best teams in the later rounds of the tournament battle it out for a championship. Most of the time that doesn’t happen as your pick to win the dance crumbles to a Cinderella team and spoils that desired No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the Regional finals. But that was not the case in 2001. Read more

Arizona women’s basketball concludes regular season with No. 4 Stanford and Cal

Arizona has been consistent all season until this past weekend, where the team ran into a road bump losing Aari McDonald for their road trip against Utah and Colorado. They defeated Utah handedly and dropped a brutal game to Colorado 50-38. The Buffaloes went on a 15-0 run to finish off the game and Arizona did not score in the final three minutes. Sam Thomas balled out for the Wildcats and dropped a career-high 31 points Friday against Utah. Sunday against Colorado was a different story, as she dropped 7 points shooting 2-for-9. Read more

Arizona women's basketball rebounds from Oregon loss to take down No. 9 Oregon State

After getting dismantled against Oregon on Friday night, Arizona women's basketball rallied from a seven-point deficit in the second half to win 65-58 in overtime against Oregon State. This was its first win over a top-10 team on the road. The Wildcats improved from their sluggish night in Eugene with an impressive defensive display. Oregon State had 14 turnovers and completely fell apart at the end of the game.  Read more

Analysis: Hazzard heats up as Arizona ends losing streak

Arizona routed Utah 93-77 on a night where Zeke Nnaji was his normal self, but Max Hazzard showed who he can be. The grad transfer finding his rhythm, a new starting lineup and our first look at James Akinjo were some of the things that stood out following the victory. Read more

Police Beat 12/4/2019: Shots for shots

These were not the sorts of shots students are known for taking on the basketball court. Two University of Arizona Police Department officers arrived at the Campus Recreation Center at around 8 p.m. on Nov. 14 after receiving reports of students drinking alcohol at the Rec Center’s basketball court. Read more

Preview: Arizona hits the road facing question marks

Arizona heads on the road for its first big test of the season against No. 18 Baylor, hoping to redeem themselves after was described as an “embarrassing” performance last season. The status of two of their top players, however, remains murky. Read more

Why the 2019-20 Arizona men's basketball team is better than previous years

Arizona men’s basketball has started its 2019-20 season undefeated, going 9-0 in the first month of the season. The squad has had a similar start as last year’s team, who also began the year 6-0, and the 2017-18 team that went 5-1 in its first six contests. The resemblance between the past teams can make this season’s performance feel not unusual for Arizona basketball.  Read more