TUCSON, Ariz. It was 25 years ago and the scene at McKale Center wasnt much unlike it is these days the place was rocking.
Packed house. Anticipation high. The Arizona Wildcats mens basketball team had plenty of potential.
It was like the Arizona fans and our team knew that it was going to be a special year, said former UA Matt Muehlebach, a freshman that fall of 1987. I remember Steve (Kerr) leading our team out for layups. At some point before the game started, I remember him pausing and sort of smiling and acknowledging the crowd, almost like a baseball player would doff his cap at the all-star game introductions -- it was almost like he was saying, This is going to be a good year.
Indeed it was. The Wildcats, behind Kerr and Sean Elliott and a host of talented and unselfish players, became the first team in school history to reach the Final Four, sending the city and Wildcat Nation into a hoops frenzy.
Everyone was Wild about the Cats, as then UA player Harvey Mason penne...