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Arizona guard Nick Johnson (13) breaks away for a dunk against Miami in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Diamond Head Classic Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)
UA men's basketball is off to its best start (11-0) since the 1987-88, and coaches around the country are starting to take note.

After notching three more wins in a six-day span, including two on Saturday (East Tennessee State) and Sunday (Miami) in the Diamond Head Classic in Honululu, the Wildcats moved up a spot in the weekly AP Coaches Poll from No. 5 to No. 3.

UA, who shares the No. 3 spot with Louisville, will have another tough test Tuesday, when they battle No. 18 San Diego State for the holiday tournament title. Sean Miller's squad has already beaten one ranked team this season (No. 5 Florida on December 15).

The Wildcats benefited from Syracuse's loss to Tempe on Saturday, and remain the only Pac-12 team in the top 25.

Following Tuesday's non-conference clash with the Aztecs, UA will return home to open up Pac-12 play against Utah and Colorado on January 3 and 5.

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