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No. 5 Arizona routs Cal for sole possession of Pac-12 title

  Brandon Ashley matched his career high with 21 points, T.J. McConnell tied his career best with 11 assists and No. 5 Arizona made certain it would finish alone atop the Pac-12 in the regular season for the second year in a row with a 99-60 rout of California on Thursday night. The Wildcats (27-3, 15-2) already had clinched at least a tie for the conference title and the No. 1...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ashley, McConnell lead No. 5 Arizona to 99-60 rout of Cal

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Brandon Ashley matched his career high with 21 points, T.J. McConnell tied his career best with 11 assists and No. 5 Arizona made certain it would finish alone atop the Pac-12 in the regular season with a 99-60 rout of California on Thursday night. The Wildcats (27-3, 15-2) already had clinched at least a tie for the conference title and the No. 1 seed in next...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 7 Arizona scores early and often, routs Washington State

  Arizona jumped all over Washington State and the Cougars couldn't recover. Brandon Ashley, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski each scored 17 points as Arizona routed Washington State 86-59 on Sunday night. T.J. McConnell added 14 points for Arizona (22-3, 10-2 Pacific 12), which plays WSU only once this season. The Wildcats led by 34 points after the first half, but...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Big trio leads No. 7 Arizona's rout of Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Brandon Ashley, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski each scored 17 points as No. 7 Arizona routed Washington State 86-59 on Sunday night. T.J. McConnell added 14 points for Arizona (22-3, 10-2 Pacific 12), which plays WSU only once this season. The Wildcats led by 34 points after the first half. Dexter Kernick-Drew scored 20 points and DaVonte Lacy scored...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
18 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 7 Arizona routs Washington State 86-59

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Brandon Ashley, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski each scored 17 points as No. 7 Arizona routed Washington State 86-59 on Sunday night. T.J. McConnell added 14 points for Arizona (22-3, 10-2 Pacific 12), which plays WSU only once this season. The Wildcats led by 34 points after the first half. Dexter Kernick-Drew scored 20 points and DaVonte Lacy scored...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 Arizona shuts down Oregon State; Ashley leads way with 12

  Brandon Ashley scored 12 points and T.J. McConnell had a career-high eight steals to spark No. 6 Arizona's smothering defense, lifting the Wildcats to a 57-34 victory over Oregon State on Friday night. Arizona (20-2, 8-1) held Oregon, the Pac-12's top-scoring team, to 56 points on Wednesday and was even better against the methodical Beavers. The Wildcats limited Oregon State to...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 6 Arizona dismantles Oregon in 34-point victory

  Gabe York scored 16 points, Brandon Ashley added 13 and No. 6 Arizona put on an offensive show to dismantle Oregon 90-56 Wednesday night. After routing Oregon earlier this season behind its defense, Arizona (19-2, 7-1 Pac-12) ran away from the Ducks a second time with one of its best offensive performances of the season. The Wildcats had their way with Oregon inside and out, shooting...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona flys past ASU: The Stuart Scott Edition

The Wildcats led a balanced attack against the Sun Devils during their 73-49 whooping at McKale Center, Sunday afternoon. Arizona played “as cool as the other side of the pillow”, shooting a consistent 51% from the field. The Wildcats’ convincing performance is a good sign that the wounds have healed after UNLV dished them their first loss just 12 days ago. As a result of the...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Maui Invitational Preview: Can Anyone Stop Arizona?

The Maui Invitational has long been the most prestigious and famous tournament during the nonconference season. With moments like Chaminade’s upset over Ralph Sampson led Virginia, or Adam Morrison’s performance in the 2005 Maui Invitational, the tournament has grown into the invitation all schools hope to receive. The weather sure doesn’t hurt either, I bet. The headliner...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Maui Invitational Preview: Can Anyone Stop Arizona?

The Maui Invitational has long been the most prestigious and famous tournament during the nonconference season. With moments like Chaminade’s upset over Ralph Sampson led Virginia, or Adam Morrison’s performance in the 2005 Maui Invitational, the tournament has grown into the invitation all schools hope to receive. The weather sure doesn’t hurt either, I bet. The headliner...
Via Bloguin Best
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 2 Arizona thwarts Missouri behind stout defense

  Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 2 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday. Arizona (4-0) has struggled shooting from the perimeter this season and had another rough day from behind the arc, hitting a couple shots late to finish 5 of 16 from 3-point range. The Wildcats made...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 2 Wildcats beat Tigers 72-53 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 2 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday. Arizona (4-0) has struggled shooting from the perimeter this season and had another rough day from behind the arc, hitting a couple shots late to finish 5 of 16 from 3-point range. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 2 Arizona cruises to win over Mount St. Mary's behind Ashley

  Brandon Ashley scored a career-high 21 points in his return to the lineup, and No. 2 Arizona shook off a shaky start to open the season with a 78-55 win over Mount St. Mary's Friday night. Arizona was out of sorts early before closing the first half with a big run to build a 15-point lead that was barely challenged. Ashley played confidently and moved freely, finishing 9 of 10...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona's Ashley ready for next step on comeback trail

TUCSON, Ariz. -- There was never a doubt in Brandon Ashley's mind or heart that the 2014-15 basketbal season would come for him. It would just take time and patience -- and he had plenty of each. It also helped that he's a smart, pragmatic soul who knows good things come to those who wait and work hard. "It's been a long process," Arizona coach Sean Miller said of Ashley's return...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bracketology: Preseason Predictions

It’s that time of year when College Basketball begins and initial predictions and rankings are made. One prognostication that is unique to basketball is the creation of brackets. As the season starts, brackets are helpful in showing which teams are considered heavy favorites and which teams are on the bubble. Throughout the year as more information is gathered the bracket may...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated unveils five different covers for basketball season

College basketball is right around the corner, and Sports Illustrated is celebrating the upcoming season with five different regional covers for its preview magazine. The five players featured on the covers are Brandon Ashley (Arizona), Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin), Jahlil Okafor (Duke), Alex Poythress (Kentucky), and Isaiah Taylor (Texas). Brandon Ashley is the man. pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Remember me?: College hoops edition

After a long offseason (and a wild few weekends on the college gridiron), college basketball is right around the corner. As practices get underway, teams are starting to take shape, and players are beginning to return from injury, as well as other players dawning new colors and waving new school flags. Let's take a look at some of the impact players you may have forgotten about over...
Via The Sports Post
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona's Brandon Ashley healthy and hungry

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Brandon Ashley leaned back in one of the new seats at McKale Center, smiled and greeted the first wave of reporters at Arizona basketball's media day. "I'm living, man," he said, asked how he was doing. "I'm not surviving, I'm living. There's a difference." Life is good for Ashley, a skilled junior power forward on the comeback trail from a broken foot that sidelined...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona unveils new jerseys

Arizona will be sporting a new set of red,white and blue uniforms for the 2014-15 college basketball season. A preseason Top 5 team, Arizona brings back a group led by Stanley Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski. Take a look at the uniforms they’ll be wearing. The post Arizona Basketball Unveils New Jerseys appeared first on Diehardsport.
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

5-star guard commits to Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Sean Miller added a third five-star prospect to his 2015 recruiting class Sunday morning, getting a commitment from shooting guard Allonzo Trier. It's very likely that when recruiting ends, Miller will have his fifth consecutive top five class, and this one has a chance to be No. 1. Trier, who will attend Findlay Prep in the Las Vegas area as a senior, is rated as...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona notes: Ashley plans to return in June

SAN DIEGO -- Arizona sophomore Brandon Ashley sat in the corner of the locker room Thursday and comfortably said he'd be back by June.  "Hopefully." Exactly what "back" means remains to be determined, but Ashley expressed optimism while speaking to the local media for the first time since his foot injury six weeks ago. He said that he had successful surgery on his right foot and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Seeds Virginia, Florida, Wichita St., Arizona All Have Weaknesses

The NCAA tournament’s No. 1 seeds got their rankings for a reason, with all of them a decent choice to win it all. However, they all have their flaws, too. Let’s take a look at the top seed in each region and highlight their potential weaknesses, which could be exposed in the coming weeks. East Region: Virginia The Cavaliers (11-1 to win the NCAA championship) are a strong rebounding...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

West Region Breakdown

The Arizona Wildcats began the year 21-0, then lost one of their best players in Brandon Ashley. Sean Miller”s team lost then two of their next four games but now they have seemed to figure out how to play without Ashley, although they did lose in the Pac 12 Championship Game. The Wildcats have looked [&hellip(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)The post West Region Breakdown appeared...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

West Regional breakdown: Will top-seeded Wildcats claw through?

PHOENIX -- Arizona was awarded the top seed in the West, as it should have been. The fourth-ranked Wildcats beat Michigan and San Diego State on the road and handled Duke on a neutral floor early in the season, and have regrouped well after losing top forward Brandon Ashley last month. Easy call. Conference tournaments were tough on all the top teams in this bracket, though. Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Aztecs draw New Mexico State in first game of NCAA tournament

A loss in the Pac-12 title game didn't hurt Arizona when it came to seeding the NCAA tournament. Despite their loss to UCLA on Saturday night in Las Vegas, the Wildcats (30-4) are No. 1 in the West Region and will open against No. 16 Weber State in their opening game on Thursday in San Diego. Arizona got the top spot based on its regular season, one that started with a school-record...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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