Arizona is Pac-12’s most valuable basketball team

Mar 19, 2013, 6:44 PM | Updated: 7:03 pm

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 team in the country, according to Forbes.

Current Value: $19.5 million
Basketball Profit: $12.4 million

One-Year Change in Value: 6%
Conference: Pac-12
Head Coach: Sean Miller

The Pac-12’s most valuable basketball program, and the only on our list besides UCLA (No. 15), increased team revenue by more than $2 million year-over-year thanks in part to increased contributions.

UCLA, which is the only other Pac-12 school in the top 20, comes in at No. 15.

Coming in ahead of Arizona are Louisville, Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio State, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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