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T.J. MCCONNELL RUMORS

Arizona's McConnell again plays like Pac-12's POY

TUCSON, Ariz. -- With Arizona winning big in what turned out to be a 57-34 victory, Oregon State and its coach Wayne Tinkle spoke briefly to the Wildcats' T. J. McConnell in front of Oregon State's bench after McConnell forced one of the Beaver's 17 turnovers. McConnell nodded and then smiled. "He just said I was a tough player and he mumbled something I couldn't hear so I just kind...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona TJ McConnell Channels His Inner Beastmode in Press Conference (Video)

The Super Bowl will be played in Glendale on Sunday, so Wildcats point guard T.J. McConnell had a little fun with the media after Zona thumped Oregon, 90-56, on Wednesday night. While seated at the podium awaiting questions, McConnell almost sent the sports world into hysteria with this borrowed line from Marshawn Lynch. h.t Sporting News
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Arizona Guard T.J. McConnell Channels His Inner Marshawn Lynch In Post-Game Presser

Arizona registered an impressive 90-56 blowout victory over Oregon last night to move to 19-2 on the season. Afterwards, Wildcats point guard T.J. McConnell decided to have some fun at the podium in the post-game press conference.  Before reporters could ask any questions, McConnell dropped his best Marshawn Lynch impression, drawing a round of laughs from those in the room. ...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  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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