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Aaron Gordon scored 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked four shots in his collegiate debut for No. 6 Arizona and the Wildcats opened their season with a 73-62 victory over pesky Cal Poly on Friday night.
Arizona took the lead for good with just under 11 minutes left in the first half but the Mustangs, who beat UCLA last season, stayed close until the final minutes.
Six players reached double figures for the Wildcats.
Gabe York scored 12 points, Brandon Ashley, Kaleb Tarczewski and Nick Johnson had 11 apiece and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 10 for the Wildcats, who were 20 of 36 from the free throw line.
Kyle Odister scored 21 points for Cal Poly on 7-of-14 shooting from 3-point range. Chris Eversley added 17 points for the Mustangs.
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Aaron Gordon made quite the impression Friday night (Photo Credit: Arizona Athletics)
Arizona basketball (1-0) opened up the 2013-14 campaign with a gritty 73-62 win over Cal Poly (0-1) on friday night in Tucson. After looking rather impressive in their only exhibition showing, the Wildcats struggled to shake free from the Mustangs until late in the second half. As has been the case...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Aaron Gordon scored 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked four shots in his collegiate debut for No. 6 Arizona as the Wildcats opened their season with a 73-62 victory over pesky Cal Poly on Friday night.
Arizona took the lead for good with just under 11 minutes left in the first half, but the Mustangs, who beat UCLA last season, stayed close until the...
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona shooting guard Gabe York recently used the word "depressing" in describing his freshman season. Upon reflection, he clarified that "depressing" wasn't the right word, but he didn't know what was.
Hopes and dreams for a basketball player start and end on the court, and in York's world last year, there were no starts and rare...
Northern Arizona (NAU) was in a similar situation nearly a year ago. Two games left and in sight of the FCS playoffs for the first time since the 2003 season.
Last season, only two HOME games remained for the Lumberjacks, but with losses to Southern Utah and Cal Poly to end the year, NAU found themselves outside looking into a packed and loaded Big Sky conference.
Three other schools...
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On Saturday the No. 19 UCLA Bruins will travel to take on the Arizona Wildcats in a Pac-12 match-up.
UCLA (6-2) and Arizona (6-2) are both looking for their seventh win of the season.
Coverage of the game between UCLA and Arizona will air on ESPN beginning at 10:00 pm ET from Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ.
Arizona head coach Sean Miller met with the media after Friday night's win over Cal Poly. View the video for his thoughts on the victory, play of Aaron Gordon, free-throw shooting, and more.