Found December 14, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
It was a game Arizona had every reason to lose: on the road in a tough place to play, an early-morning start, a huge target on its back, young and (fairly) inexperienced, and playing against a talented team looking for some momentum. Many, if not all, of those factors have doomed excellent Arizona teams in the past. Any one, two, three or more have been the difference between a win and loss on Saturday. But the top-ranked Wildcats didn't let any of that bother team. In a cold and unfriendly Crisler Arena, Arizona overtook host Michigan for a 72-70 victory to improve to 11-0. A year after starting the season 14-0, Arizona has now made it two straight seasons of at least 11 consecutive wins to open the schedule, something never before accomplished in program history. In the past, morning or midday games -- typically on the road, sometimes in the east and almost always far away from Tucson -- have doomed the Wildcats. In 1991, an unbeaten Arizona team lost to Arkansas on a sno...

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