ARIZONA WILDCATS NEWS

Put Some Respect On My Name: TJ McConnell Edition

Last week, Nic Batum channeled his inner Joe Namath and guaranteed victory over a Philly team playing without Joel Embiid. Perhaps something got lost in translation for the Frenchman. We are, after all, in the middle of the All-Star break, not on the cusp of the NBA Finals. On cue, the sports gods rained karmic revenge on Batum and his Hornets, as the Sixers beat them 105-99...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: A Players Program Dunk Tape

2016-17 dunks from Arizona Wildcats Basketball
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Trier scores season-high 25, No. 4 Wildcats pound USC

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and No. 4 Arizona beat USC 90-77 on Thursday night to stay alone atop the Pac-12 and set up a Saturday showdown against No. 5 UCLA. Rawle Alkins added 12 points and Lauri Markkanen had 11 for the Wildcats (26-3, 15-1) in Arizona's 21st consecutive home win. Bennie Boatwright scored 23 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mark Phelps Postgame USC

Arizona assistant coach Mark Phelps talks with Brian Jeffries after the Wildcats 90-77 win over USC.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

College stars and their NBA equivalents

The 2017 NBA Draft class is considered one the strongest in years. So who do these college players resemble at the NBA level? Here are NBA comps for 20 of the top college basketball pro prospects as we head into the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wildcat Basketball Weekly - Week 14

Sean Miller previews the Wildcats final regular season game and Cat's chance to win the Pac-12.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 7 Arizona braces for upset-minded ASU

The No. 7 Arizona Wildcats can clinch at least a tie for the Pac-12 title, but it will take a victory at a place that has been problematic for coach Sean Miller. Arizona (26-4, 15-2 Pac-12) travels to Tempe for Saturday's game against Arizona State in the regular-season finale for both teams. Miller is just 4-3 on the home court of his state rival, having lost three of the past five...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 7 Wildcats pull away in second half to beat rival Sun Devils

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Allonzo Trier scored 19 points, guard Rawle Alkins grabbed 15 rebounds and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half for a 73-60 victory over rival Arizona State on Saturday, clinching at least a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title. Arizona (27-4, 16-2) was out of sorts at both ends in the first half, clinging to a one-point lead. The Wildcats jumped on the...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wildcats Locker Room after ASU

Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: Arizona Claims Pac-12 Championship After Beating ASU

Allonzo Trier scored 19 points, guard Rawle Alkins grabbed 15 rebounds and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half for a 73-60 victory over rival Arizona State on Saturday, clinching at least a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

10 biggest storylines for the conference tournaments

Conference tournaments are in full swing. Mid-majors have graced us with upsets, buzzer-beaters, and great games for the past week, but now it’s time for the big boys.Power conference tournaments begin with opening rounds on Tuesday and offer no shortage of excitement. Bubble teams, championship contenders, and also-rans all have dreams of making waves on the big stage this week...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona Postgame Open Locker Colorado

Wildcats meet the media after defeating Colorado 92-78 to open the 2017 Pac-12 Tournament.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 7 Wildcats dispatch Buffaloes, move into Pac-12 semifinals

LAS VEGAS -- Arizona allowed Colorado to hang around for a half. Once the Wildcats got rolling, there was no stopping them on the way to the Pac-12 semifinals. Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points, Allonzo Trier added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half for a 92-78 victory over Colorado on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the conference tourney. "They were offensive...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: Arizona Beats Colorado 92-78 at Pac-12 Tournament

Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points, Allonzo Trier added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half for a 92-78 victory over Colorado on Thursday night in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: No. 7 Arizona Beats No. 3 UCLA 86-75 in Pac-12 Semifinals

Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points, Allonzo Trier added 20 and No. 7 Arizona shot its way past No. 3 UCLA 86-75 Friday night in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wildcat Basketball Weekly - Week 16

Sean Miller Previews the Wildcats NCAA Match-up with North Dakota.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona Football Coach Scott Boone Profile

Scott Boone enters his first season on Rich Rodriguez’s staff following his hiring as linebackers coach on Dec. 20, 2016. Boone joins the Wildcats after serving the last three seasons as defensive coordinator at the University of Nevada. With more than 30 years coaching experience, Boone will coach linebackers for the Wildcats, a unit he also mentored the last three seasons at...
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona Football Coach Theron Aych Profile

Theron Aych enters his first season on Rich Rodriguez’s staff following his hiring as the program’s wide receivers coach on Feb. 25, 2017. Aych joins the Wildcats after spending the 2016 season at UTEP and the 2015 season at Angelo State, where he was a finalist for the Division II American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Assistant Coach of the Year award.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Players Open Locker Room Media

Wildcats meet the media in advance of NCAA Round 1 game vs. North Dakota.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Five NBA prospects to watch in the NCAA Tournament

Two years ago, I provided a list of players to watch during the NCAA Tournament. Last year, I gave reasons why the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is not as good as you may believe. This year, I would like to provide a list of players you may not know are quality NBA prospects. These players are likely to declare for the NBA Draft whenever their seasons end. So this serves as...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: Arizona Advances Past North Dakota

Freshman Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points as second-seeded Arizona cruised to a 100-82 victory over No. 15 North Dakota on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA's West Regional.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Arizona gets 20 from Markkanen, Alkins, rolls into 2nd round

SALT LAKE CITY -- Arizona's freshman combination of Lauri Markkanen and Rawle Alkins didn't act their age Thursday night in their NCAA Tournament debut. The pair combined for 40 points as the Wildcats began what's expected to be a deep postseason run. Markkanen scored 20 points as second-seeded Arizona cruised to a 100-82 victory over No. 15 North Dakota in the first round of the...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

20 years of Victory: Arizona's 1997 Conquest and Biggie's last verse

Ayo, the sun don’t shine foreverBut as long as we here, we might as well shine togetherBetter now than never… — Puff Daddy, “Victory”Basketball is driven by narratives, adjectives and cliches. It allows us as a country to throw on our old colors and root hard for our alma maters once a year. It allows us to root for teams with whom we never gave a dime the satisfaction...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona Players Press Conference - St Marys Preview

Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins meet the media in advance of the 2nd Round NCAA game against St. Mary's.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: NCAA Round 2 Preview - St. Mary's

Following a 100-82 victory over the North Dakota Fightin' Hawks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Arizona Wildcats will draw the Saint Mary's Gaels in the second round at 4:45 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, March 18. Saturday's game will be the fifth postseason game for UA in a nine-day span.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss
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