January 28, 2014 |
Nick Johnson scored 22 points, helping top-ranked Arizona pull away from Utah, 65-56, Sunday night for its school-record 20th straight win. Arizona (20-0, 7-0 Pac-12) struggled early in both halves before a deciding second-half run. The Wildcats offset a 3-for-14 night from three-point range with 20 offensive rebounds that led to 19 second-chance points. Utah (14-6, 3-5) kept it close before wearing down in the closing minutes, unable to keep the Wildcats off the glass or from scoring inside to remain winless on the road.
January 22, 2014 |
Arizona and Syracuse are the top two teams in the Associated Press top 25 for a seventh consecutive week. Again, Arizona (18-0) was the runaway No. 1, receiving 61 first-place votes from a 65-member national media panel. The Orange (18-0) got the other No. 1 votes. Michigan State moved up one place to third, while Villanova jumped two spots to fourth. Kansas has beaten three straight ranked opponents and jumped from 15th to No. 8. Rosemont 88, Neumann 78 - Freshman Kyle Lafferty (Central)
January 18, 2014 |
Nick Johnson had 17 points, Aaron Gordon added 16 and top-ranked Arizona jumped on rival Arizona State early in a 91-68 rout Thursday night in Tucson. Arizona (18-0, 5-0 Pac-12) raced out to a 21-point lead in the first half and didn't let up, extending the best start in school history with a flurry of dunks and three-pointers. Arizona State (13-5, 2-3) played without second-leading scorer Jermaine Marshall and had trouble with Arizona's size all night, shooting 34 percent. Louisville 91, Houston 52 - Wayne Blackshear scored 23 points in his first game as a reserve and No. 18 Louisville (15-3, 4-1 American Athletic Conference)
January 8, 2014 |
Arizona is No. 1 in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the fifth consecutive week, and another Wildcats team, Villanova, moved back into the top 10. Duke, which lost at Notre Dame, dropped to No. 16, the first time the Blue Devils have been out of the top 10 since December 2007. The Arizona Wildcats (15-0) were a runaway No. 1, with Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State remaining as the next four teams. Arizona received 60 first-place votes from the national media panel, while Syracuse (14-0)
January 6, 2014 |
Nick Johnson scored 24 points, Aaron Gordon had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Arizona wore down visiting Washington to pull away late for a 71-62 win in Tucson on Saturday. The Wildcats (15-0, 2-0 Pac-12) had a hard time keeping the Huskies (9-6, 1-1) off the glass or from scoring inside in a tight first half. But Arizona turned up the defensive pressure in the second half to stretch the lead in the final minutes. Syracuse 49, Miami 44 - C.J. Fair scored 15 points, including the go-ahead basket with 4 minutes, 16 seconds to go, and the No. 2 Orange (14-0)
December 11, 2013 |
IT WAS a big week in the Associated Press basketball poll for Wildcats. Villanova and Arizona. Villanova (9-0), which last week made the Top 25 for the first time since February 2011, moved up from 14th to 10th in the weekly poll after victories over Penn and Saint Joseph's. Meanwhile, Arizona moved up one spot to No. 1, its first top ranking since 2003. Arizona (9-0) was a runaway choice at No. 1, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel yesterday.
December 3, 2013
Eagles' record this season based on turnover margin: 6-1 When they win the turnover battle. On Sunday, Arizona committed three turnovers; the Eagles none. 1-1 When even in turnovers. 0-3 When they lose the turnover battle.
November 30, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Sean Miller insisted he didn't take Drexel lightly. The Arizona coach said he expected the type of battle that the Dragons gave his No. 4- ranked Wildcats, who finally prevailed, 66-62, in an NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Miller said he spent nearly a week watching tape and scouting the Dragons "It's easy to say that Arizona overlooked Drexel, but that is the furthest thing from the truth," Miller said. As he watched more tape on Drexel, "it became apparent to me that we were in for one heck of a battle," Miller said.
November 29, 2013 |
DREXEL JUNIOR swingman Damion Lee, one of the best players in the Colonial Athletic Association, went down with a scary-looking right knee injury midway through the second half of Wednesday's NIT Season Tip-Off game against Arizona at Madison Square Garden. There is no official diagnosis yet, but Lee was declared out for today's 3:30 p.m. consolation game against Alabama. Lee was driving through the lane, jumped to shoot and came down awkwardly. He clearly was in serious pain before being helped off the court.