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Arizona expected to have C Kaleb Tarczewski back this weekend

Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski is expected to return from injury this weekend, according to Wildcats coach Sean Miller. Miller spoke to reporters this weekend, including Scott Phillips of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk, and said that Tarczewski could end up playing spot minutes against Arizona State tomorrow. Tarczewski, a senior from New Hampshire, has missed the last games...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona's Trier coming on strong after talk from Miller

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Allonzo Trier was tentative at times early in the season, unsure of when to turn it on, when to defer to his talented teammates. It's the same dilemma Arizona's other star freshmen faced under coach Sean Miller. They all figured it out and now, it seems, so has Trier. Following the path Derrick Williams, Aaron Gordon and Stanley Johnson had before him, Trier...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 13 Arizona pulls away for win over Fresno State

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Sean Miller pulled Allonzo Trier aside after a few tentative games at a tournament in Southern California.Play more freely, don't worry if you miss a shot, play with confidence, he told the talented freshman.Trier took it to heart and the Wildcats are seeing the dividends.Trier scored 27 points, including six in the final 70 seconds to help No. 13 Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fresno St.-Arizona Preview

Arizona responded in the wake of adversity with an impressive road victory, though coach Sean Miller insists his squad still has plenty of work to do on its homestand. As they continue to adjust without Kaleb Tarczewski, the 13th-ranked Wildcats will try to extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 43 on Wednesday night against Fresno State. Tarczewski averaged 8.6 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

York, Trier lead No. 19 Arizona to comeback win over No. 13 Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Sean Miller keeps a tally of how a game is going based around 4-minute segments and for one of the rare times, Arizona lost every one of those segments to Gonzaga in the first half on Saturday. "Very seldom have we been 0-for-5. Usually you get one of them." Miller said. Thanks to the shooting of Gabe York and key contributions from freshman Allonzo Trier the 19th...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Santa Clara-Arizona Preview

Ryan Anderson's absence didn't hinder Arizona too much in its latest game, but the 11th-ranked Wildcats were lacking their usual offensive punch. Coach Sean Miller is confident that the senior forward will return for the Wooden Legacy, possibly as soon as Thursday night's opener against Santa Clara. An ankle injury forced Anderson to sit out Sunday's home game versus Northwestern...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise St.-Arizona Preview

Despite some struggles, Arizona has opened with a pair of wins against overmatched opponents. Coach Sean Miller doesn't believe his team will enjoy the same fate if it doesn't show improvements Thursday night. Looking to extend the nation's longest current home winning streak to 41 games, the 12th-ranked Wildcats face a Boise State team that could create some mismatch problems...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson has stellar debut as Arizona beats Pacific

TUCSON, Ariz.  -- Late in a lopsided game, Arizona coach Sean Miller opted to put nearly all of his young players in at the same time. The Wildcats have a rapid-fire opening schedule, and he wanted to give the starters a chance to rest, along with get some playing time for those young guys. When the lead started to dwindle, Miller put his starters back in and vowed to never make...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona's Miller preaching patience with new group

Arizona coach Sean Miller seems to warn against early expectations every season. Even when the Wildcats had nearly everyone back from an Elite Eight team last season, he preached patience.With a batch of new players and veterans filling new roles, the 12th-ranked Wildcats may need even more time to jell this season."I think that we'll be that team -- if given the benefit of health...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pac-12 basketball power rankings

After a season where the Pac-12 fielded just four teams in the NCAA Tournament, the conference looks to rebound with a strong season. Let’s dive right in and see how the teams stack up in the early power rankings. Kaleb Tarczewski looks to take over as leader for the Arizona Wildcats. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Arizona. Arizona is still the class of...
Via isportsweb.com
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoops Preview: programs which need to take the next step

Need. The term is easily used in place of “want,” but even for people with various views on the matter, the word can apply to a range of situations. We’re talking here about the college basketball programs which need to step up this season, or if not then, in the near future, a two- or three-year window. In the case of Ryan Palencer, who joins me for this discussion, one of...
Via The Student Section
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona's Miller preaching patience with new group

Arizona coach Sean Miller seems to warn against early expectations every season. Even when the Wildcats had nearly everyone back from an Elite Eight team last season, he preached patience. With a batch of new players and veterans filling new roles, the 12th-ranked Wildcats may need even more time to jell this season. "I think that we'll be that team -- if given the benefit of health...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoops Preview: 5 Storylines to pay attention to in 2016

With the dawn of a new college basketball season on Friday, several pressing questions will certainly be answered sooner rather than later. How each of these storylines play out will certainly have a significant impact on the schools and individuals involved. * 1) How quickly will Shaka Smart impact Texas? Texas certainly made a splash when it pried Smart from VCU, something other...
Via The Student Section
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona-Chico State basketball: 5 things we learned

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona completed its last preseason tune-up beating Chico State 90-54 in a home exhibition game Sunday night at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz. The Wildcats were somewhat of a mystery coming into the game after losing four starters from last year's team. Sunday's performance shed some light on what to expect from Arizona, but let's not read too much into an exhibition...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

College basketball previews

The 2015-16 college basketball season begins Friday. Here is what to look for from defending Pac-12 champion Arizona, Arizona State and Northern Arizona this season. Wildcats looking for another NCAA run with new group Arizona coach Sean Miller seems to warn against early expectations every season. Even when the Wildcats had nearly everyone back from an Elite Eight team last season...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Wildcats looking for another deep NCAA run with new group

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Sean Miller seems to warn against early expectations every season. Even when the Wildcats had nearly everyone back from an Elite Eight team last season, he preached patience.With a batch of new players and veterans filling new roles the Wildcats may need even more time to gel this season."I think that we'll be that team -- if given the benefit of health...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wildcats looking for another deep NCAA run with new group

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Sean Miller seems to warn against early expectations every season. Even when the Wildcats had nearly everyone back from an Elite Eight team last season, he preached patience. With a batch of new players and veterans filling new roles the Wildcats may need even more time to gel this season. "I think that we'll be that team -- if given the benefit of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona looking for another deep NCAA run with new group

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona coach Sean Miller seems to warn against early expectations every season. Even when the Wildcats had nearly everyone back from an Elite Eight team last season, he preached patience. With a batch of new players and veterans filling new roles the Wildcats may need even more time to gel this season. ''I think that we'll be that team - if given the benefit...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona freshman Ray Smith out for season with ACL injury

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona freshman Ray Smith, a key part of coach Sean Miller's latest recruiting class, will not play this season after tearing his right ACL in practice. A 6-foot-8 small forward from Las Vegas, Smith was expected to play a significant role with the Wildcats, along with fellow freshman Allonzo Trier. "Ray Smith is one of the most talented young players that has ever...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona’s Sean Miller Releases Heartfelt Statement After 5-Star Freshman Ray Smith Tears ACL

Arizona’s men’s basketball team will be without one of its top freshmen this season. Ray Smith, a five-star small forward, tore his ACL and will miss the 2015-16 season.  Wildcats’ coach Sean Miller has released a heartfelt statement regarding the injury.  Miller called Smith “one of the most talented young players” he’s ever coached.  pic.twitter.com/yCRw5mwNzL —...
Via College Spun
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona 5-star freshman out for season with torn ACL

Arizona Wildcats five-star freshman forward Ray Smith has a torn ACL and will miss the 2015-16 season, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Smith’s injury on Twitter. Arizona confirms that freshman Ray Smith has torn his ACL. Will miss season. Had a good chance to start at some point this year. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 24, 2015 A former star at Las Vegas High School...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Arizona F Ray Smith to miss season with ACL tear

Several outlets have reported that Arizona freshman forward Ray Smith will miss the 2015-16 season due to a torn ACL in his right knee.Jason Scheer of WildcatAuthority.com was the first to report the news on Friday. Both Allonzo Trier and Justin Simon, two other Arizona freshmen, tweeted support to Smith later on Friday night.Smith, the 6-foot-7 forward from Las Vegas, torn the ACL...
Via Fox Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Finnish big man Lauri Markkanen commits to Arizona

6-foot-11 Finnish center and international NBA prospect Lauri Markkanen has committed to the Arizona Wildcats, per Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Five-star PF Lauri Markkanen has verbally committed to Arizona, he told Scout. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) October 17, 2015 Markkanen’s commitment could not be timed better, as Arizona will lose frontcourt staples Kaleb Tarczewski...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona’s Sean Miller Calls Out People Outside Program Giving Advice, “Most…Have Never Done Sh*t In Their Life”

Arizona’s men’s basketball coach Sean Miller is holding a press conference today to preview the Wildcats’ upcoming season.  Miller’s quote of the day is about the people outside his program who give his players advice.  The 46-year-old coach did not hold back.  Miller talks about people giving players advice. “Meanwhile most of those people giving advice have never...
Via College Spun
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 5-star forward T.J. Leaf decommits from Arizona

In some rather concerning news for Wildcats fans, 2016 5-star forward T.J. Leaf decommitted from Arizona and has reopened his recruitment process.    The forward from El Cajon, California was the only commitment that Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats had prior to Thursday night, and now they'll have to look elsewhere to fill out the 2016 recruiting class.   One "theory" of...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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