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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

The Pac-12 conference is loaded and ready to shine this year

The Pac-12 is notoriously known for underachieving, especially during basketball season. They only have one final four appearance in the last ten years (Oregon, 2017). But this year the Pac-12 has plenty of good teams that should make the tournament and could possibly make a run. Here is a quick look at the top teams in the Pac-12. Read more

Arizona women's basketball schedule breakdown

Arizona’s women’s basketball will be looking to get off to a good start this season as the Wildcats play their first game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 5 against North Dakota at home at 6:30 p.m. Soon after, they’ll move onto play against Texas in the Lone Star State on Nov. 17. This will be a tough game for the Wildcats on the road. The two teams haven’t met in over a decade so this will be a new challenge for both sided. Texas was ranked No. 23 last year. Read more

A closer look at Arizona men's basketball schedule

The Arizona men's basketball team is looking forward to this year’s schedule, despite the tough schedule against top ranked Pac-12 teams. Arizona basketball is ranked No. 6 in the nation, and second in the Pac-12 in the 2019 recruiting class. Read more

Arizona men's basketball welcomes back Assistant Coach Jack Murphy

As Head Coach Sean Miller and Arizona basketball prepare for the upcoming season, they will welcome back a familiar face to their coaching staff this season: Jack Murphy. Murphy returns to the Wildcats, where he worked for eight years under the tutelage of famed coach Lute Olson in roles ranging from team manager to director of operations. Read more

Looking ahead to men's basketball in the Pac-12 conference

The Pac-12 conference has been extremely underwhelming in recent years, fielding just six teams to the NCAA tournament each of the last two years combined. The conference, which has been the laughingstock of the power-five conferences over the years, will look to bounce back this season in what should be an exciting year with tons of top-freshmen coming into the conference this season. In fact, four of the top 11 recruiting classes in the country come out of the Pac-12 conference, according to 247sports composite rankings.  Read more

Soaring high with our Cheer 'Cats: Get to know the team behind the loud cheers

Red face paint, loud cheers and unique stunts that put you on the edge of your seats at sporting events. Sound oddly familiar? Arizona Cheer is and always has been an integral part of Arizona Athletics and our local Tucson community. Despite the fact that our cheerleaders spend the majority of a sporting game on the sidelines screaming their voices out, it is no doubt that they can be credited with helping our sporting teams have so much success.  Read more