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Teacher faces student as Thad Matta and Sean Miller square off in the Sweet Sixteen. Oh, and their teams are pretty tough, too.
With Harvard, Arizona finds itself against a team that is very similar to their last opponent. The Crimson are undersized and shoot the ball very well from distance. Can the Wildcats send Cinderella home from the Ball?
The Wildcats head to SLC to face off against the Belmont Bruins who seem to be the chic pick to upset Arizona.
After two days of remarkably competitive basketball, we've arrived at four. A classic rivalry will begin the evening while Cinderella's slipper will be tested late.
Well the first round is in the books and that was awesome. It's clear that no one is ready to go and that's the tragic beauty of the tournament. No matter how bad one wants to stay, lose and you're going home.
Vegas has arrived and already we have a rivalry game and a recent upset. Of course it's tourney time so recent history arguably is out the door. Who can get hot first? Win or go home begins now!
The Arizona Wildcats have seen many phases to their season already. But it would seem that Saturday's celebration helped them to gain momentum in the right direction.
This thing is far from over. But it's really close and that's why we'll be tuned in to all the action. It's March!
Arizona is the better team tonight inside the Galen Center, but circumstances could be such that the Trojans have a fighting chance.
No major contests mark this week's mid-week slate but there are certainly some intriguing traps prior to hitting this second-to-last weekend.
Mark Lyons remains a central topic for the Arizona Wildcats and just how good of a team they can become. Some argue Arizona needs a true point guard. I ask, what is a true point guard?
Ignited by Mark Lyons and Solomon Hill, Arizona's offense rediscovered itself in time to route the Huskies, 70, 52.
Sean Miller and his Wildcats head to Colorado for a Valentine's Day battle featuring foes with lots to prove.
We're nearing it. Just four weeks until we're heading to Vegas and the Pac-12 Tournament and there is a bottleneck at the top. Who will set themselves apart?
It's birthday time at the McKale Center as that building off Campbell turned 40 this week. The occasion prompted Coach Miller to ask: What's your favorite McKale moment?
There's a lot to sift through this weekend, what with Indiana-Michigan and the Super Bowl. But don't let that distract you too much from a good one in Seattle and a possible second straight trap for the Ducks.
Arizona and Washington have battled out to some outstanding finishes lately. While UW may not be playing their best ball of recent years, it's still a game to behold.
UCLA is busting out some special unis for their rivalry game and we get to revisit the great battles of the Cats and Dawgs. There should be some exciting hoop this week and I'm going to attend a game!
They came heralded as saviors. Then soon reality set in that these were indeed freshmen and Jerrett, Tarczewski, and Ashley maybe need a touch more time. They're not unique.
With little by way of marquee games our focus turns to games that could trip up some of the contenders.
Arizona hosts UCLA as the two seem to be back as West Coast powers but this isn't the biggest game of the early slate. That belongs to Stanford and Colorado, two teams who really need to start winning again.
The Pac-12 finds itself with two ranked teams playing one another for the first time since March 2009. Additionally there's a pair of spicy rivalry games and Colorado has a chance to right their ship.
There are just four midweek games this week but Colorado's visit to Seattle should be very telling for both teams and Oregon just might find themselves in a trap game against the Bob Cantu Trojans.
The Oregon Ducks and Arizona State Sun Devils square off as two undefeated squads while Arizona plays its first game with a loss. Washington will try to continue to impress in Palo Alto.
The Wednesday/Thursday slate has some interesting games as a pair battle it out in Palo Alto to stay out of the cellar and Arizona and Oregon capture the people's attention.
The Wildcats heeded their coaches' request to become relevant just one year after losing their way to irrelevance.
From Pac-12 Media Day, the Colorado Buffaloes were represented by coach Tad Boyle and rebounder Andre Roberson. Their travel partners, the Utah Utes, were represented by big man Jason Washburn and head coach, Larry Krystkowiak.
From Pac-12 Media Day, the Wildcats brought Sean Miller and Solomon Hill to discuss leadership and their newcomers while the Sun Devils were represented by Herb Sendek and Carrick Felix; who discussed the same stuff!