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  • Duke had no answer for Williams early, Arizona as a whole late

    Duke had just scored 44 points and was heading to the locker room with a six-point lead over Arizona in the Sweet 16 on Thursday evening. CBS sideline reporter Leslie Visser caught up with Duke’s coach Mike Krzyzewski as he headed for the tunnel. First, Coach K did not have the look of a coach […]
  • Cardiac ‘Cats renew rivalry with Duke

    The Cardiac ‘Cats are back. The fifth seeded Arizona Wildcats (29-7) have returned to the Sweet 16 for the second time in three years in the most dramatic of fashion. The men from Tucson escaped from Tulsa needing a last second Derrick Williams block of Wesley Witherspoon to sneak past Memphis 77-75 and a three […]
  • Opportunistic Wildcats look to continue run vs. Duke

    Not many people can say they were expecting this. The NCAA Tournament’s beloved first weekend ended with the Arizona Wildcats among this year’s surprise teams crashing the Sweet Sixteen party. Mike Krzyzewski and his top-seeded Duke Blue Devils now stand in their path. Some fans may find themselves satisfied knowing the Wildcats outdid all other […]
  • Former coach Pennell discusses weekend’s controversies

    Former University of Arizona head basketball coach Russ Pennell stopped by to chat with Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Monday morning. He discussed the first weekend of March Madness and sided with the ref’s decision not to give Texas guard Cory Joseph a timeout in the controversial finish to Sunday’s game against the Wildcats. […]
  • Relieved, Wildcats live to see another day

    TULSA, Okla – Derrick Williams averages just under 0.7 blocks per game, not enough to crack the top 250 nationally. Williams’ block of Wesley Witherspoon with 0:02 remaining propelled the no. 5 seed Arizona Wildcats over the no. 12 seed Memphis Tigers 77-75 Friday afternoon. In a tournament highlighted by upsets on day one, Arizona […]
  • Wildcats vs. Tigers in a battle of familiarity

    Though it has been a nerve-wracking two years for the Arizona Wildcats basketball program, as advertised, head coach Sean Miller has the program back on track. “Over the long haul, as long as we continue to recruit the right players and treat them right and develop them, success will follow, especially at a place, like […]
  • Former Wildcat Pastner now coaches against them as a Tiger

    March Madness means dramatic finishes and story lines that could not be invented by the human imagination. The NCAA Selection Committee punctuated that thought Sunday night as they matched the No. 5 seed Arizona Wildcats with the No.12 seed Memphis Tigers. Memphis is led by Arizona alum and a Tucson favorite Josh Pastner. Pastner, who […]
  • Zona faces intriguing matchup against Memphis

    To advance to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, the Arizona men’s basketball team will have to beat one of their own: Memphis head coach Josh Pastner. While fans fondly remember Pastner as one of the nation’s top recruiters for legendary coach Lute Olsen, many forget his presence on the 1997 national championship […]
  • Huskies outlast Wildcats in thrilling Pac-10 title game

    LOS ANGELES – Both participants in the 2011 Pac-10 title game were looking to cut the nets down for a second time in a row. For the #15 Arizona Wildcats (27-7, 14-4) they were looking to add to their Pac-10 regular season title. For the Washington Huskies (23-10, 11-7) they were trying to repeat as […]
  • L.A. natives lead Wildcats past Trojans

    LOS ANGELES – If USC was to best Arizona in Los Angeles for the second time in a month, they would have to do so without their head coach. Athletic director Pat Haden suspended Southern California head coach Kevin O’Neill Friday morning for the remainder of the Pac-10 tournament after a verbal altercation with an […]
  • Wildcats finally play well in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES – When the Arizona Wildcats rolled into Los Angeles two weeks ago with the opportunity to close out the Pac-10 they left their offense at home. The Wildcats averaged just 53 points in back-to-back losses at USC and at UCLA while Derrick Williams was held to eight and 15 points, respectively. The 15th […]
  • Champs of regular season, Wildcats prep for tournament(s)

    The Arizona Wildcats mens basketball program is coming off their best [long] weekend in over a decade. On Saturday, the #15 Wildcats (25-6, 14-4) wrapped up the Pac-10 regular season title by defeating the Oregon Ducks 90-82 in front of a sold out McKale Center crowd. On Monday, Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams was honored […]
  • Williams, Miller earn Pac-10 Player and Coach of the Year honors

    Heading into the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Basketball Tournament, the University of Arizona men’s basketball team now not only boasts the number one seed, but also the Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and the Pac-10 Coach of the Year. The league announced the honors Monday, which were rewarded to sophomore forward Derrick Williams […]
  • Wildcats have something to prove in Pac-10 tourney

    Both Arizona universities have something to prove in the 2011 Pac-10 tournament. The Arizona State Sun Devils (12-18) have to undoubtedly win out as the 10-seed to earn the automatic bid into the NCAA tournament if they have any aspirations of playing further into March. And it will be quite the uphill battle, as the […]
  • Bruins beat Wildcats in predictably unpredictable game

    LOS ANGELES, Calif – In a year where nothing in the Pac-10 is predictable, at least one thing remained constant Saturday afternoon. A contest between the Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins late in the season at Pauley Pavillion would have a significant impact on the Pac-10 championship race. The Bruins and Wildcats have combined to […]
  • USC upsets Arizona in storybook game

    The three that got away are back in Los Angeles. Kevin O’Neill faces an Arizona team he was supposed to inherit, a place he left under unpleasant circumstances. If those storylines weren’t enough, throw in an amazing game and it was a story not even Tinseltown could create. The USC Trojans pulled out the 65-57 […]
  • Wildcats showing the country they are back

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Wildcat basketball is back. Arizona (23-4, 12-2), now ranked tenth, put the nation on notice at McKale Center this past Saturday with a thrilling 87-86 win over Washington, propelled by Derrick Williams’ walk-off block. “It was a heck of a play by Derrick Williams,” Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said. The Wildcats, winners […]
  • Wildcats face toughest home test

    The Arizona Wildcats are rising. Ranked 12th in the country, Sean Miller’s team could go a long way towards locking up the Pac-10 crown with wins over the Washington schools this week. In fact, Arizona has won six straight since losing to the Huskies January 20, their streak beginning with a 65-63 win over the […]
  • Homegrown players save ASU, UA on signing day

    Despite underwhelming in-state recruiting for what some claim is one of the best crops of high school players in the state’s recent history, Arizona and Arizona State both managed to save some face by signing homegrown players who fulfill two of their biggest needs. “Mo Latu, the center out of Perry High School, [is a] […]
  • 2011 Arizona recruiting class set

    The University of Arizona signed 17 players to National Letters of intent Wednesday, including two home town stars from around Tucson. The 2011 class includes three star rated offensive lineman Jacob Arzouman from Salpointe Catholic High School, who is expected to play at guard or center for the Wildcats and four star running back […]