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  • Arizona Wildcats: A history of Sweet 16 appearances

    The Arizona Wildcats have reached the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 a total of 15 times. Thursday’s appearance, in which the Cats will face off against Ohio State, will be the third in the last five years and second under head coach Sean Miller. Here’s a look at each game the Wildcats have played in the […]
  • Arizona coach: Ka’Deem Carey working to get back in good graces

    Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez is a Ka’Deem Carey fan. Then again, why wouldn’t he be? As a sophomore, Carey rushed for a school record — and nation-best — 1,929 yards to go along with 23 touchdowns. A consensus All-American, the running back carried the Wildcats to a surprising 8-win season. However, his offseason has […]
  • UA coach Rodriguez: Would like to find multiple QBs team can win with

    Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez wouldn’t mind having his starting quarterback named heading into spring practice. However, he does not have that luxury going into his second season at the helm of the Wildcats. “Some coaches believe in naming him early,” Rodriguez told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Tuesday. “I think if you know who […]
  • Sean Miller and Ohio State’s Thad Matta go way back

    When the NCAA Tournament field was set, Arizona head coach Sean Miller and Ohio State coach Thad Matta had a conversation over the phone. Arizona, a No. 6-seed, and Ohio State, a No. 2-seed, were both in the bottom half of the West region. The potential was there for a Sweet Sixteen matchup in Los […]
  • Arizona Wildcats basketball: UA will be looking out for Ohio State’s Craft, Thomas

    After Arizona beat down on Harvard 74-51 to advance to the Sweet 16, the Wildcats didn’t know yet whom they’d be facing in Thursday’s regional semifinal in Los Angeles. It would either be 10-seed Iowa State or 2-seed Ohio State. Still, assistant coach James Whitford couldn’t help talking about OSU point guard Aaron Craft. “They […]
  • UA basketball notes: Hill sends Harvard a message, Lyons and Mayes make a connection

    SALT LAKE CITY — Solomon Hill wanted to send Harvard a message: the Wildcats were not the New Mexico Lobos that the 14th seed Crimson upset one night earlier. As if a 17-2 start wasn’t enough, with 8:21 remaining Hill took control. First, he knocked down a 3-pointer. Then, after a Steve Mondou-Missi missed lay-up, […]
  • Cat Tracks: Wildcats advance to Sweet Sixteen with win over Harvard

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we give you ‘Cat Tracks’, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from Arizona’s 74-51 win over Harvard on March 23. The Good: The sixth-seeded Wildcats continue […]
  • ASU analyst Dodd could see Wildcats reaching the Final Four

    Arizona State basketball color analyst Kyle Dodd is not particularly fond of the University of Arizona. But though it pains him to say it, Dodd told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo he believes the Wildcats have the potential to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. “I think they hit the wall a […]
  • Arizona vs. Harvard: preparing for the unexpected

    SALT LAKE CITY — Arizona against Harvard: not exactly the matchup any reasonable person expected. But that’s March Madness. Expecting anything less than the unexpected is just plain naive. On Saturday, the Wildcats will take on Harvard at 3:10 p.m. The game will be televised on TNT. After the 14-seeded Crimson pulled off a stunning […]
  • Cat Tracks: Wildcats advance easily with win over Belmont

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we give you ‘Cat Tracks’, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from Arizona’s 81-64 win over Belmont on March 21. The Good: Sixth-seeded Arizona had no […]
  • Arizona basketball vs. Belmont: the good and the bad

    And so it begins. The official first round of the NCAA tournament began Tuesday night with two play-in games, and will continue Wednesday with two more. Thursday is the “real” first round, though, where half of the 64 teams will start their attempted trek to Atlanta for the Final Four. The Arizona Wildcats, a six […]
  • President Obama picks Belmont to upset Arizona

    President Obama does not like Arizona. The basketball team, the basketball team! Yeesh, folks, no need to get political here. As he’s done in each of the last four years, the president put together an NCAA bracket for ESPN. And he’s got no love for the Arizona Wildcats, picking them to lose in the first […]
  • Bearing Down with Adam and Jarrett: Tournaments aplenty

    Tournaments for everyone! Adam and Jarrett talk about the Pac-12 Tournament result and then Arizona’s NCAA Tournament matchup with Belmont. Do the Cats have what it takes? One of the guys predicts the Cats to be one-and-done… Follow @AZSports
  • Arizona is Pac-12’s most valuable basketball team

    The Arizona Wildcats finished the 2012-13 season with a 25-7 record, including a 12-7 mark in the Pac-12. They advanced to the second round of the conference’s tournament before losing to UCLA, and earned a six seed in the NCAA Tournament’s west region. They’re also the most valuable team in the conference and eigth-most valuable […]
  • Arizona Wildcats basketball: UA a trendy pick to be upset

    During Sunday’s Selection Show on CBS, when the announcement came that a sixth-seeded Arizona would face 11th-seed Belmont in the West region’s first round, studio analyst Seth Davis quickly retorted that Belmont would upset the Wildcats. And he’s not the only one. Pointing to the Bruins’ strength in outside shooting and Arizona’s lacking defense in […]
  • Russ Pennell talks Arizona Wildcats’ chances in NCAA tournament

    The Arizona Wildcats certainly have an interesting draw in their first game of the 2013 NCAA tournament. The sixth-seeded Wildcats will take on the 11th-seeded Belmont Bruins, who some pundits around the country believe are poised to upset Arizona. Former Grand Canyon University head coach Russ Pennell is not among the contingent of people who […]
  • NCAA insider: Tournament committee ‘didn’t condemn’ Pac-12

    Did the Pac-12 get slighted once again by the NCAA tournament? The power conference received five bids on Selection Sunday — its largest showing since 2008 — but no team gained higher than a sixth seed. The Pac-12 tournament champion Oregon Ducks received a surprisingly low No. 12 seed, while both Arizona and UCLA are […]
  • Pac-12 fines Sean Miller $25,000 for conduct following loss to UCLA

    The Arizona Wildcats are set to make their second tournament appearance under Sean Miller later this week, but it’s not all good news for the UA head coach. Sunday, the Pac-12 conference announced that it fined Miller $25,000 and reprimanded him for his conduct following the Wildcats’ 66-64 loss to UCLA Friday night. In his […]
  • Wildcats make NCAA tournament as No. 6 seed in West Region

    After an impressive 25-7 regular season — including a 14-0 start — the UA Wildcats were selected as the No. 6 seed in the West region of the NCAA tournament Sunday. The Wildcats will face No. 11-seeded Belmont (26-6) in Salt Lake City Thursday. If UA wins against the Bruins they will play the winner […]
  • Cat Tracks: UA blows late lead to UCLA, falls in Pac-12 tournament semifinals

    With 9:57 to go in the second half, the UA Wildcats were up by 11 and on the verge of making a third straight trip to the Pac-12 tournament final. But paced by freshman Jordan Adams’ 17 points down the stretch, UCLA managed to squeak out a stunning 66-64 victory. The Good: In two earlier […]