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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

Has Sean Miller coached his last game at Arizona?

For now though, Sean Miller remains the head coach at Arizona and there does not appear to be a timetable for a decision on his future. Arizona hosts Stanford on March 1 and the collective Tucson basketball community will hold their breath to see who walks out onto the court Thursday night.   Read more

Miller sought $100k for Ayton according to FBI

According to a report by ESPN, Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller was caught on a wiretap by the FBI asking for $100,000 for the services of current freshman Deandre Ayton. The report, released earlier Friday evening, states Miller had multiple conversations with former agent of ASM, Christian Dawkins who is one of the lynch pins in the current FBI probe into college basketball. Read more

Arizona women's basketball swept by ASU

The Sun Devils jumped out to a 7-0 lead off of ball movement, offensive rebounding and capitalizing off of five turnovers in five minutes by Arizona. A look at the numbers will tell you that the Wildcats were statistically beaten in turnovers, rebounds, bench points, points in the paint, 3-pointers made, 3-point percentage, field goal percentage and second chance points. That's not a recipe for success. Read more

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