Found November 08, 2013 on
Fox Sports Arizona:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Some things are best left unsaid.
So, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has no plays for a fiery, rah-rah speech for his Wildcats as they prepare for No. 19 UCLA on Saturday night.
What would be the point?
Aren't these the games players come to big schools to participate in?
Ranked opponent. Check.
Homecoming game. Check.
Pac-12 South title implications. Check.
National television audience. Check.
"When you come to college you want to play against the best competition, especially when you come to play in the Pac-12," UA senior Jake Fischer said. "This is up at the top."
Rodriguez said if he needs to get his team all fired up, well, then he's in trouble.
"This is an easy one," he said. "If I have to worry about motivating and getting them jacked up for this one, then I've got the wrong group."
Rodriguez, whose team is 6-2 overall and still in the hunt for a Pac-12 South Division title at 3-2 (same as UCLA), be...
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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.
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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.
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...
Arizona will take on UCLA on Saturday. Read on to see what Rich Rodriguez thinks about UCLA's defense, how Jake Fischer is recovering from his injury, and more.