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Basketball

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

Lost item found: Wildcats defense makes appearance in crucial win against USC

The sky was falling in Tucson following the Arizona men's basketball team's loss to UCLA Thursday Feb. 8, or at least it felt like it. But ahh, this is college basketball 2018, where your wildest dreams and worst fears can be realized within the span of 48 hours. And for the Wildcats, the missing slipper came in the form of nikes feverishly squeaking all over the court as they displayed the kind of defense their head coach had been hoping for all season in a 81-67 win against USC in McKale. Read more

Analysis: Leaderless Arizona lacking heart at wrong time

With 4:56 left in the game for the Arizona men’s basketball team against visiting UCLA, the ball rolled along midcourt up for grabs. Several UA players could have made an attempt to dive on the loose ball, but none did. Instead, the Bruins Gyorgy Goloman come up with it after sliding on the floor and tossed it to a teammate.  Read more

Behind enemy lines: The Daily Bruin previews UCLA vs Arizona

Senior writer Matt Cummings at the Daily Bruin did a Q&A session with the Daily Wildcat regarding the UCLA men's basketball team to preview the upcoming matchup between the Bruins and the Wildcats. Here's Matt's thoughts on UCLA's defensive versus Arizona's offense, whether or not the Bruins can make the NCAA Tournament and more.  Read more

Women's basketball stumbles to 10th conference loss of the season

For a quarter, the Arizona women’s basketball team seemed to be up to the task of getting their second win of the Pac-12 Conference season. Then the Washington State Cougars methodically picked apart the Wildcats highlighted by a 18-2 run to secure their third Pac-12 win of the season, 78-60, Friday in McKale. Read more

Iso-Zo

Allonzo Trier couldn't care less what you think. His personality won’t allow for other’s perceptions to interfere with his own process.  Read more

Dusan Ristic has the game of his career

Dusan Ristic posted a career high 23 points, became the 52nd player to break the 1,000 point mark at Arizona, scored seven straight points in the final two minutes against Utah, and went 3-for-3 from 3-point range, all on the same night as Arizona beat Utah Saturday in the McKale Center.  Read more