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Exclusive: A Glimpse of the future of Arizona Basketball with Signee Ira Lee

Ira Lee just finished up his high school career last Friday night, and he is looking ahead to stepping foot on the University of Arizona campus. Power Forward Ira Lee is the most recent Arizona Basketball commit to sign on the dotted line, officially becoming a big part of the class of 2017. The 6-foot-8 […] Exclusive: A Glimpse of the future of Arizona Basketball with Signee Ira...
Via Zona Zealots
14 hours ago

Zona Zealots Roundtable: Arizona Basketball’s Quest for an NCAA Tournament 1 Seed

What is the path for Arizona Basketball to get to a One-Seed in the NCAA Basketball Tournament? Our Contributors debated the answer to this question. Arizona Basketball (25-3, 14-1 Pac-12) is currently ranked 4th in the AP Top 25 as they welcome USC and UCLA into McKale Center this weekend. Ken Pomeroy, who uses an […] Zona Zealots Roundtable: Arizona Basketball’s Quest for an...
Via Zona Zealots
15 hours ago

Arizona Basketball: Wildcats vs USC Trojans Round 2

The L.A. schools visit Tucson this week. Arizona won the first meeting with USC and look to complete the season sweep. Arizona is back in Tucson after finishing up a season sweep of the Washington schools. There are only three games left before the Pac-12 tournament, and each game is essentially a must-win from here […] Arizona Basketball: Wildcats vs USC Trojans Round 2 - Zona...
Via Zona Zealots
16 hours ago

No. 4 Arizona faces USC with huge matchup on horizon

No. 4 Arizona has a huge matchup looming against No. 5 UCLA on Saturday, but the Wildcats can't look that far ahead. Arizona (25-3, 14-1 Pac-12) will look to maintain its conference lead when it hosts USC (21-6, 8-6) on Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET in Tucson. Looking ahead, the game against the Bruins will be only the seventh matchup of top-5 teams in league history. Arizona...
Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

Shareef O’Neal absolutely has Arizona Basketball on his FINAL list of schools

Four-Star class of 2018 Arizona Basketball target and son of one of the one most legendary and recognizable names, Shaquille O’Neal, Shareef O’Neal enjoyed his Arizona visit. Shaq has done a fabulous job raising Shareef. You can tell in his demeanor, his play and his desire to lead his team. The 17-year-old Crossroads high school junior […] Shareef O’Neal absolutely has...
Via Zona Zealots
19 hours ago

WATCH: A Players Program Dunk Tape

2016-17 dunks from Arizona Wildcats Basketball
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Football Position Breakdown: The Defensive Backs

Another part in the series of breakdowns we are doing for the Arizona Football team, we continue, with a look at the Wildcats’ secondary. Consistency has been a bit of a challenge at defensive back for the Arizona Football team the past few years, but 2017 should be much better regarding talent and depth. A group […] Arizona Football Position Breakdown: The Defensive Backs ...
Via Zona Zealots
1 day ago

WATCH: Lauri Markkanen Pac-12 Player of the Week

For the second time in his freshman season, Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen has been named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week. The most recent accolade came after the Wildcats' road sweep of the Washington schools in which Markkanen averaged 22.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 92.3 percent at the free throw line.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Markkanen carries shorthanded No. 5 Arizona past Washington

SEATTLE -- All season there have been injuries and absences for Arizona to overcome. By this point, being down two starters on the road is just another on the list of challenges for the Wildcats. "We can't change the injuries. They happen to every team," Arizona star freshman Lauri Markkanen said. "We just have been able to fight through it and guys are stepping up." Markkanen had...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: Arizona men's basketball's Lauri Markkanen dominates in the paint against Washington

Lauri Markkanen dropped 26 points in Arizona's 76-68 win over Washington Saturday in Seattle.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: No. 5 Arizona men's basketball over Washington on the road

Highlights from Arizona's 76-68 win over Washington Saturday in Seattle. Lauri Markkanen tallied 26 points and 13 rebounds in the win.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lauri Markkanen carries No. 5 Arizona past Washington, 76-68

SEATTLE (AP) Lauri Markkanen had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 21 points and No. 5 Arizona held off a challenge from Washington for a 76-68 victory on Saturday night. Arizona (25-3, 14-1 Pac-12) remained on top of the conference standings and won its fourth straight. The Wildcats did it short-handed, with starters Dusan Ristic and Kadeem Allen out...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson-Cartwright leads No. 5 Arizona past Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) No. 5 Arizona was down its starting point guard Kadeem Allen to a dislocated finger, but the Wildcats are no stranger to playing shorthanded this season. The Wildcats played a lot of the season without suspended Allonzo Trier, lost top recruit Ray Smith with a torn ACL before the season and spent six games without point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright. On...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona baseball team masterfully recreates classic scene from 'Major League'

Nearly 20 years after its release, Major League remains a big part of pop culture – as the Arizona Wildcats baseball team proved again Tuesday. The Wildcats’ coaching staff and players recreated one of most memorable scenes in the 1989 film: the arrivals of the diverse and peculiar cast of characters to the Cleveland Indians' spring training complex. And they did a heck of a...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

WATCH: Arizona's Katiyana Mauga named Pac-12 Softball Player of the Week

See highlights from Pac-12 Softball Player of the Week, Katiyana Mauga of Arizona. The senior hit four home runs and helped the Wildcats start the season 5-0.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Trier quiet as No. 9 Wildcats hold on to down Cal

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Kobi Simmons scored 13 points, Dusan Ristic added 12 and No. 9 Arizona stretched its home winning streak to 20 games with a 62-57 victory over California on Saturday night. Arizona (23-3, 12-1) learned earlier Saturday that it is currently a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region after the NCAA Tournament selection committee released its preliminary rankings. The Wildcats...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Trier's 22 help No. 9 Wildcats escape with win over Stanford

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Allonzo Trier scored 22 points, including 12 of 12 from the free throw line, and No. 9 Arizona escaped with a 74-67 victory over Stanford on Wednesday night. Trier's biggest offensive output since he returned to the team six games ago came in his first start of the season. Lauri Markkanen emerged from a three-game shooting slump to make a 3-pointer that gave the...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona makes a resounding statement with win at UCLA

LOS ANGELES — The matchup wasn’t supposed to go this way. This was supposed to be UCLA’s coronation in the City of Angels: A big win in front of a national TV audience, in the most important home game the Bruins had played in years. It was an afternoon where students lined up early by the thousands to get in (with many turned away) and celebrities like Pro Football Hall...
Via FOX Sports
January 21, 2017

Arizona's Allonzo Trier cleared to play after drug test comes back negative

It was revealed earlier in the week that the reason Arizona Wildcats sophomore guard Allonzo Trier hadn't played basketball yet this season was due to a suspension from the NCAA for PED usage.But that Trier was suspended for PED usage definitely does not tell the full story here.ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported on Thursday that Trier unknowingly took a PED after being given to it by...
Via The Comeback
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Arizona star guard Allonzo Trier suspended for PED use

The Arizona Wildcats are 16-2 and ranked No. 14 in the country, despite being without one of their best players in sophomore guard Allonzo Trier.Trier averaged 14.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game along with a 36 percent three-point percentage during his freshman campaign last season. However, the sophomore has yet to play during the 2016-2017 season for unknown reasons.On Wednesday...
Via The Comeback
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

ASU guard apologizes for flipping opposing fans

Arizona State senior guard Torian Graham has apologized for flipping off opposing fans prior to Thursday's game against rival Arizona. When teams from Arizona and Arizona State meet, regardless of the sport, it's generally a big deal. On Thursday, the men's basketball teams faced each other, and Graham got the Wildcats' student section fired up before the game. As Graham headed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss
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