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Wildcats handle Cal to complete rare sweep

How sweep it is. Yes, it was that big for seventh-ranked Arizona now that it completed a Bay area sweep on Saturday night with a 73-50 beating of California. Despite being one of the more dominant teams the last two years, Arizona had managed just three road sweeps in nine trips around the Pac-12 Conference. Arizona now has four after beating Stanford on Thursday and California deep...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 7 Arizona hands Stanford first home loss of season

  Stanley Johnson had 19 points and seven rebounds and No. 7 Arizona handed Stanford its first home loss of the season with an 89-82 victory Thursday night. Brandon Ashley added 17 points while playing with foul trouble in the Wildcats' 10th straight win in the rivalry. Arizona (17-2, 5-1 Pac-12) tied the game at 52 with 14:34 left on Ashley's three-point play and went ahead on...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 7 Arizona hands Stanford first home loss at Maples

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanley Johnson had 19 points and seven rebounds and No. 7 Arizona handed Stanford its first home loss of the season with an 89-82 victory Thursday night. Brandon Ashley added 17 points while playing with foul trouble in the Wildcats' 10th straight win in the rivalry. Arizona (17-2, 5-1 Pac-12) tied the game at 52 with 14:34 left on Ashley's three-point play...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 Wildcats crumble in Vegas' bright lights

LAS VEGAS -- Of course the Thomas and Mack Center court was stormed Tuesday night. It always happens when Arizona loses. It usually happens when Arizona can't hit free throws or misses opportunities or unravels in the end. Welcome to Tuesday against unranked UNLV in what turned out to be 40 minutes of chaos that escalated in the final five minutes and was highlighted in the final...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 3 Arizona survives first true road game, stays undefeated

T hat is what the road will be about this season for the Arizona Wildcats -- survival. And likely too-close-for-comfort victories over teams ready and willing to take on a college basketball giant. No. 3 Arizona was just good enough in its 60-55 win over host UTEP late Friday night, moving its record to 12-0 through the first quarter of the schedule and with one game left -- UNLV...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Opposition Q&A: Adam Butler on Michigan-Arizona

Adam Butler of PacHoops.com agreed to answer some questions about Arizona ahead of Michigan’s matchup with the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon. Butler discussed how this year’s Wildcat team differs from last year’s group and what Michigan might have to do to escape with an upset win in Tucson. What’s the biggest difference between last year’s Arizona team that beat Michigan...
Via UM Hoops
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Cats Beat Dogs

(Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports)   There were a ton of top notch college basketball games to choose from for this weekly column. I think I made the right choice in the end. The Big 10-ACC Challenge is a great event, even if it’s sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods. We get some classic early season match ups and I watched the first half of Louisville-Ohio State (and I was surprised...
Via Hoops Manifesto
December 08, 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 The Student Section
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

CS Northridge-Arizona Preview

Healthy and confident, Brandon Ashley is poised to again play a key role for Arizona. Coming off a strong opening performance, the junior forward leads the second-ranked Wildcats against visiting Cal-State Northridge on Sunday. In his first full season as a starter in 2013-14, the 6-foot-9 Ashley averaged 11.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and was perhaps Arizona's most unheralded player...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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.
Via Diehardsport
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via No Coast Bias
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NCAA Tournament predictions: West Regional bracket breakdown

Warning: I will not be responsible if you copy this bracket and are out of your NCAA Tournament pool by Sunday.  However, if you do listen to my college basketball wisdom and win some money, I want 20% of the pot or at least a shout-out on your twitter or facebook page. Arizona had locked down the top seed in the West Regional a long time ago and will represent the west coast...
Via The Sports Bank
March 16, 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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