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T.J. MCCONNELL RUMORS

Making the Case For T.J. McConnell

The top tier of the NBA Draft features a wide variety of 19-year-olds oozing with upside and potential to become a future All-Star. But when looking towards the second round, it can be tough to project which players will become NBA contributors. While upside and athleticism may rise as the draft nears, basketball IQ and toughness may get overlooked in the process. As a player that...
Via RealGM - NBA
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona PG T.J. McConnell Told His Team “I’m Sorry” As He Exited Floor With Teary Eyes After Loss To Wisconsin

The heartbreak experienced by the 67 teams whose seasons will eventually come to an end during the NCAA Tournament is part of what makes the event so captivating.  Everyone watching tonight’s Wisconsin-Arizona Elite Eight game witnessed said heartbreak in its highest form.  As Wildcats’ senior point guard T.J. McConnell exited the floor at Staples Center in Los Angeles, there...
Via College Spun
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Basketball: T.J. McConnell Pac-12 POY?

The Arizona basketball program has had a revolving door at the point guard position since their Elite Eight run in 2011. Enter T.J. McConnell, who came into last season as a relative unknown to many Arizona fans after transferring from Duquesne in 2012. After being forced sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, Arizona fans hoped McConnell would stabilize the point guard position...
Via isportsweb.com
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona guard T.J. McConnell: 'I'm just here so I don't get fined'

After the No. 6-ranked Arizona Wildcats wrecked the Oregon Ducks 90-56 in Tuscon on Wednesday night, senior guard T.J. McConnell decided to spice up the postgame news conference with a line from another show in town. Watch as McConnell drops Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's Super Bowl XLIX Media Day comment: McConnell scored 10 points on perfect 5-5 shooting and added five...
Via Fox Sports
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona's McConnell living the dream, hoping to keep it alive

SAN DIEGO -- When T.J. McConnell first stepped onto Lute & Bobbi Olson Court in McKale Center, he felt a sense of belonging, there was a vibe. Remember it was 2011, and he as a sophomore guard for Duquesne. "Yet I was kind of intimidated how big McKale was," he recalled Thursday. But not intimidated enough to feel like he didn't belong. At the end of that season, he decided he...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Wildcats Basketball: Pac-12 champions escape physical Beavers

Arizona Wildcats Basketball: Pac-12 champions escape physical Beavers Sean Miller called Oregon State the “most physical team we’ve played all season”. Even though the Wildcats are already regular season Pac-12 champions, Wednesday night’s game at Oregon State proved to be a true test for Arizona before entering the tournament. While Arizona ultimately endured the Beavers...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Basketball: CAL/Oregon game previews

Arizona could afford to shoot 36% from the field when they held Stanford scoreless for almost nine minutes in the second half. A three pointer by Nick Johnson with 51 seconds remaining proved to be the difference in the game. After squeezing out a 60-57 win Wednesday night in Palo Alto, the Wildcats inner conference play looks to ramp up with upcoming games against CAL and Oregon...
Via isportsweb.com
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Basketball: The Fish that saved Tucson

At 10 years old, Miller appeared in a cameo for “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh” starring NBA great Julius Erving. Miller was briefly shown dribbling three basketballs at an open tryout for the Pittsburgh Pythons. The Pittsburgh Pythons clearly made a mistake when they passed up a 10-year-old Sean Miller, in the 1979 Cult Classic “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh”. At an imposing...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

McConnell steps into scorer's role as Arizona reaches 17-0

LOS ANGELES -- Probably the last lesson a pure point guard learns is that unselfishness includes taking the open shots. T.J. McConnell is getting there, and that just serves to make No. 1 Arizona all the more dangerous as it heads into the meat of the Pac-12 season and the NCAA tournament that is certain to follow. McConnell had his season-high 19 points and tied a career high with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

McConnell, No. 2 Wildcats escape UNLV, 63-58

T.J. McConnell had 13 points, six assists and seven rebounds, making critical plays down the stretch, and No. 2 Arizona escaped with a 63-58 victory over UNLV on Saturday. Brandon Ashley also had 13 points, and Nick Johnson and Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 apiece for the Wildcats. However, Johnson shot just 4 for 15. Bryce DeJean-Jones scored 16 points, Khem Birch had 12 and Roscoe...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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