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  • 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 […]