ARIZONA WILDCATS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Top-ranked Wildcats toy with Northern Arizona before winter break

Nick Johnson scored 20 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 14 and top-ranked Arizona rolled over Northern Arizona 77-44 on Monday night to complete its second straight undefeated nonconference season. Arizona (13-0) played its second straight game without injured center Kaleb Tarczewski but didn't really need him, grabbing control with a 27-4 first-half run. The Wildcats...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan Misses Game-Winning 3-Point Attempt At The Buzzer, No. 1 Arizona Escapes 72-70

No. 1 Arizona had its hands full today when the Wildcats visited No. 25 Michigan at the Crisler Center. The Wolverines controlled the game early, leading for almost the entirety of the first half, but it’s how you finish, not how you start. Arizona battled back in the second half, led by forward Brandon Ashley who finished by 18 points and six rebounds. With 1.4 seconds left to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Overnight insight: Arizona basketball blows by the Beach

Aaron Gordon. Photo credit Arizona Athletics Arizona basketball improved to 2-0 on Monday night with a 91-57 victory over Long Beach State (1-1). The Wildcats again used a balanced scoring effort with four players scoring in double figures, led by an impressive showing (16 points, 7-9 shooting) from forward Brandon Ashley. Gabe York once again provided excellent minutes off the bench...
Via isportsweb.com
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Overnight insight: Arizona basketball wins opener

Aaron Gordon made quite the impression Friday night (Photo Credit: Arizona Athletics) Arizona basketball (1-0) opened up the 2013-14 campaign with a gritty 73-62 win over Cal Poly (0-1) on friday night in Tucson. After looking rather impressive in their only exhibition showing, the Wildcats struggled to shake free from the Mustangs until late in the second half. As has been the case...
Via isportsweb.com
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Wildcats Look to Pounce on Bruins at Home

  The University of Arizona Wildcats welcome UCLA to Tucson this Saturday in a PAC-12 South match up.  The Wildcats return home a week after winning in Berkeley.  Arizona will need a victory to keep pace with in-state rival Arizona State and to keep their own title hopes alive. The Bruins are a talented bunch on both sides of the ball.  Offensively the game begins and ends with...
Via Sports Report Arizona
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Older and better, York finding his way at Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona shooting guard Gabe York recently used the word "depressing" in describing his freshman season. Upon reflection, he clarified that "depressing" wasn't the right word, but he didn't know what was. Hopes and dreams for a basketball player start and end on the court, and in York's world last year, there were no starts and rare...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona routs Augustana in exhibition opener

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Nick Johnson and Gabe York scored 14 points apiece to lead five Arizona players in double figures as the Wildcats routed Augustana 84-52 on Monday in an exhibition game. Arizona shot 50.9 percent from the floor as a team while committing only five turnovers on the night. Point guard T.J. McConnell, in his first competitive action for the Wildcats after sitting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona basketball poised for great things

Aaron Gordon (Photo Credit: Arizona Athletics) With the 2013-14 college basketball season just a few weeks away, the time is now for Arizona basketball. Entering the fifth season of the Sean Miller era in Tucson, the Wildcats have finally assembled what many in both local and national sectors consider a legitimate national championship contender. Headlined by arguably Miller’s...
Via isportsweb.com
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona's Ashley looks to assert himself as sophomore

TUCSON, Ariz. -- You can hear it in his voice and feel it in his tone: Arizona's Brandon Ashley doesn't intend to be an afterthought again. He's determined to make a difference this season. And he won't be as passive as he was last year, deferring to upperclassmen because he was a freshman. Now, as Arizona gets ready for what could be an exciting season, Ashley...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ed Rush was the NBA’s director of officiating during the worst officiated game in recent memory

David Sten and the NBA cannot be happy about the recent developments in college basketball, as former NBA director of officiating, Ed Rush, who is now in a similar position within the Pac-12, was recently investigated for offering $5,000 or a trip to Cancún to referees who would eject or call a technical foul against Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller. According to the source...
Via The Victory Formation
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Was that technical on Sean Miller in the Pac-12 Tournament a set-up?

The one sport where we believe the referees are on the take is basketball. This has always been the case in the NBA, claiming that refs have been instructed by David Stern to calls games a certain way in the playoffs to fit whatever narrative makes the most sense. We usually associate it with Duke in college basketball, because, well, we all hate Duke. It does appear as if we are...
Via The Victory Formation
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio St Buckeyes tops Arizona with comeback to join Elite 8

LOS ANGELES, March 28  –The Arizona Wildcats controlled the tempo for most of their run at the Ohio State Buckeyes until Deshaun Thomas at his 20-points stood up and said ‘enough.’ Please click here to read this story The post Ohio St Buckeyes tops Arizona with comeback to join Elite 8 appeared first on Players View.
Via Players View
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Smokeshow UCLA Cheerleaders from College Gameday

College Gameday was at UCLA and with it came the smoking hot UCLA Cheerleaders. It’s not that I should be surprised that their cheerleaders were hot because as guys we usually assume that cheerleaders are all smokeshows. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case and that’s even less so for cheer squads (who can sometimes look like ground beef). Well UCLA came hard in the paint...
Via Bacon Sports
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

UA notebook: Fogg has proved doubters wrong

Arizona guard Kyle Fogg is at the climax of a college career few expected him to experience, and he is making the most of it. "It means a lot to me prove all those people wrong," Fogg told the Orange County Register before averaging 18 points in victories over USC and UCLA, his final two home games for the Wildcats. "All those people who said I couldn't play at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Did Arizona assistant coach Joe Pasternak try to kick Cal's Jorge Gutierrez? (Video)

Things got heated between Arizona and Cal during their Pac-12 matchup Thursday night, especially after a second half incident that caused Cal guard Jorge Gutierrez to yell at Arizona assistant coach Joe Pasternak after diving for a loose ball. It happened with 4:46 remaining in the second half of the game. Gutierrez chased after a loose ball and ended up diving into the Arizona...
Via Holdout Sports
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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