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Arizona vs. Cal final score: Wildcats keep Golden Bears in hibernation with 73-50 win

More domination of lesser opponents It was another typical Arizona Wildcats game. Play down to the level of the competition at the beginning, then turn it on for the final 25 minutes or so. This held true against the California Golden Bears on Saturday. Behind stifling defense and timely shot-making, Arizona (18-2, 6-1 Pac-12) held its place atop the Pac-12 standings with a 73-50 victory. Kaleb Tarczewski picked up three fouls in the first twelve minutes of game action, but Dusan Ristic was there to pick up the slack. After a couple of nice low-post moves, the freshman from Serbia found...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 24, 2015

Arizona football recruiting: Wide receiver Darrell Clark commits to Wildcats

Another Louisiana player headed to Tucson The Arizona Wildcats football coaching staff got some good news on Saturday afternoon as wide receiver Darrell Clark gave his verbal commitment. Glad to say that I Have Officially Commited to The University Of Arizona #BearDown — Darrell Clark (@_deejay17th) January 25, 2015 Clark is one of three players from Easton High School in New Orleans that the coaching staff has recently targeted. Linebacker Arthur McGinnis and four-star receiver Clyde Leflore are the other Easton players that currently have scholarship offers from Arizona. Clark...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 24, 2015

Arizona vs Cal preview: Time, TV and a look at the Golden Bears

Arizona looks to complete a weekend road sweep of the Bay Area schools as it heads to Haas Pavilion to face a reeling Cal team looking to bounce back from a Thursday night blowout defeat. It's arguable Arizona's national title prospects were dashed a season ago when the Wildcats went to Haas Pavilion and lost starting forward Brandon Ashley to a broken foot in the team's first loss of the season. While the Wildcats made a run to the Elite Eight and nearly reached a Final Four, the product on the floor each night simply wasn't what it was with Ashley. On Saturday night, Ashley and company...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 23, 2015

Arizona football recruiting: Players on official visits weekend of January 24th

Here are some players that will be in Tucson this weekend on official visits With National Signing Day looming, some visitors are in town for the Arizona Wildcats coaching staff. All three are currently Arizona commits. Here's a look: Cornerback Dane Cruikshank AZ Bound... — ✌️ Smoove (@Dane2Smoove) January 23, 2015 Offensive guard Cody Creason Heading down to Tucson for my Official Visit in the morning #BearDown ⬇️ — Cody Creason (@Cody_Creason) January 23, 2015 Offensive tackle Keenan Walker Taking my official visit to UA this weekend — LiON KEENG (@SSimbaa63)...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 23, 2015

Arizona fights off Stanford in 89-82 win

Arizona tops Stanford in a heated offensive battle Thursday night to move to 17-2 on the year. The combination of hustle plays from Matt Korcheck and timely baskets from Stanley Johnson helped propel Arizona to an 89-82 victory over Stanford at Roscoe Maples Pavilion Thursday night. Korcheck, not even considered a rotation player going into this contest, was forced into action after the Wildcats were plagued with foul trouble midway through the second half. He didn’t disappoint Arizona Coach Sean Miller. His high intensity, awareness on both ends and willingness to take key shots...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 22, 2015

Arizona basketball roundtable: On Stanley Johnson, Gabe York, and predicting the Bay Area trip

Has Arizona turned the corner? What's going on with Gabe York? We explore In this week's edition of the Arizona Wildcats roundtable, we dive into a couple of topics. Only two of us this week, so feel free to chime in with your answers in the comments! 1. Do you feel that Arizona turned a corner in the second half against Utah or was it just another peak in the up-and-down season? Lewis Krell: Emotional me wants to say that we did turn a corner but logical me isn't ready to make that proclamation just yet. The fact is that although Utah was ranked higher than us, we were still favored, we...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 21, 2015

Arizona vs. Stanford preview: Time, TV and more to get ready for the Wildcats' trip to Palo Alto

Stanford is Arizona's biggest road challenge to this point in 2014-15 The Arizona Wildcats open an important trip to the Bay Area with the bigger of the two games as they head to Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal Thursday night. "We don't want to make anything bigger than it needs to right now," coach Sean Miller said on Monday. "We're in conference play so every game is important. It's not easy in the Pac-12 to win both road games. So we take 'em one day at a time and really try to be at our best." Stanford and Arizona are tied for first in the Pac-12 along with Utah. These...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 21, 2015

The Wilbur and Sparky of the Week : The Guard Edition

The Wilbur and Sparky of the Week will run every Wednesday this season. One current or former Arizona player that we love and one current or former Arizona or non-Arizona player that frustrated the hell out of us will be spotlighted. It's kind of like Love/Hate but you don't have to read horribly boring, unfunny stories about Matthew Berry's life. In the comments below add in some of your personal Wilbur's and Sparky's so we can add them to this sacred list. Jess and Lewis are BFFs that attended Arizona from 2004-2008 and have bled, puked and pooped red and blue ever since (real fans do...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 20, 2015

Arizona basketball: Wildcats 4-1 in conference play approaching the Bay Area

Arizona is in good standing looking ahead to a tough road challenge at Stanford. Coach Sean Miller’s Wildcats have fared predictably well in their first phase of Pac-12 conference play.  The team has gone 4-1 to this point. Arizona’s lone defeat came at Oregon State, a game in which shots were not falling all night long.  Other than that, the well-rounded Wildcats have proven they are the team to beat in the Pac-12. Arizona’s continued regular season success should not come as a surprise.  It all starts with Miller’s discipline, as a coach, which rubs off on each...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 19, 2015

Arizona basketball: Wildcats freshman Stanley Johnson named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Two big wins gives Arizona the Pac-12 Player of the Week Arizona Wildcats freshman phenom Stanley Johnson was named the Pac-12's Player of the Week after his two performances against the Colorado Buffaloes and Utah Utes this past week. This is the second time Johnson has won the honors. The first time was the week of the Maui Invitational, where he was also named that tournament's MVP. "I think the important thing to realize about Stanley is he's a freshman," head coach Sean Miller said on Monday. "He's 19 years old, and although there's a lot expected of him and he has high...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 19, 2015

Rich Rodriguez throws chicken sandwiches to Arizona student section

Eat mor chikin We have found the reason the Arizona Wildcats dominated Utah on Saturday evening. Rich Rodriguez started the game by throwing chicken at people.
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 19, 2015

Wildcat Radio Podcast: Arizona Basketball Update

Arizona Basketball's Utah blowout, the Oregon State loss, and a peak into the rest of the Pac-12 conference. Wildcat Radio talks about Arizona's Jekyll and Hyde performances and takes a look at the rest of the Pac-12. Click on the play button below to begin or subscribe to Wildcat Radio for free on iTunes or Stitcher:
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 17, 2015

Arizona-Utah Final Score: Wildcats eviscerate/maul/decapitate Utes in battle of Pac-12's elite

It started behind T.J McConnell and was finished by Stanley Johnson. Throw in a swarming defense, dominant rebounding performance and a frenetic crowd and everything came up Wildcats on Saturday night in Tucson. If games were four minutes long the Wildcats would have walked out of the McKale Center heads hanging after a blowout loss. Unfortunately for Utah they aren't and Arizona was able to compose itself in order to storm back and lay a beat down on the Utes on Saturday night. In a battle of two top 10 teams and the two programs expected to compete for the conference title this year the...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 17, 2015

Arizona basketball: Wildcats vs. Utah Utes time, TV, and preview

The Wildcats face the tough eighth-seeded Utes at McKale Center Saturday evening. The Wildcats handled business in their conference home opener beating a shorthanded Colorado team 68-54.  However, there is no time for celebrating as the conference leading Utah Utes are next up.  Arizona Coach Sean Miller knows there is no room for soaking in the win over the Buffaloes. The stakes are higher this time around. "I told our guys in the locker room Utah (ranked----nationally) is the best team in the Pac-12," Miller said.  "They’re the deepest, the most experienced, they believe in...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 17, 2015

2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl: Time, TV, rosters, and more

Three Arizona seniors taking part in the California senior All-Star Game In addition to the two Arizona Wildcats taking part in the East-West Shrine Game, three Arizona grads will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, CA on Saturday, January 17th. Here's how you can watch: Time: 2 PM MST TV: ESPN2 Streaming: Watch ESPN Rosters The three Arizona players that will take part are safety Jourdon Grandon, corner Jonathan McKnight, and defensive lineman Dan Pettinato. Grandon will play on the National team and wear No. 46. McKnight and Pettinato will play on the American team. McKnight...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 16, 2015

2015 East-West Shrine Game: Time, TV, rosters, and more

Two Arizona Wildcats will be participating in the East-West Shrine Game. The 2015 East-West Shrine Game features some of the best seniors in college football, and the Arizona Wildcats have two representatives. Both Austin Hill and Mickey Baucus will be representing the program. Here's how to watch: Time: 2 PM MST TV: NFL Network (To find NFL Network on your TV, use this) Rosters Hill and Baucus will be joined by a couple of Arizona State Sun Devils in quarterback Taylor Kelly and offensive lineman Jamil Douglas. Austin Hill could also be catching passes from Nevada's Cody Fajardo, which...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 16, 2015

Arizona football recruiting: Wildcats welcome group of visitors during basketball game vs. Utah

Use all the sports for recruiting you guys The Arizona Wildcats basketball team will be playing the Utah Utes in McKale Center on Saturday evening, the first time Tucson has hosted a Pac-12 top-ten match up since January 2004. And the football coaching staff is ready to pounce on the presumed atmosphere on campus on Saturday by bringing in several visitors. We've already written about a couple of players from New Orleans that are coming in Darrell Clark and Arthur McGinnis. They will be joined by some others. Good luck and well wishes to @samurai_2727 on his official visit to Arizona...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 16, 2015

Arizona football recruiting: Wildcats announce National Signing Day festivities

A chance for you to ask RichRod recruiting questions With National Signing Day coming up around the corner, the Arizona Wildcats have announced plans to host a party at Arizona Stadium for fans. On Wednesday February 4th, you can buy tickets to a party in the Sands Club, where Rich Rodriguez will take questions from fans about all the guys that sign that day. For most people, the event costs $20, but if you're a season ticket holder or Wildcat Club Member, it's just $10. The event starts at 5:30 PM, and includes beer, wine, appetizers and soft drinks. Starting at 7 A.M. MST that day, there...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 16, 2015

Arizona basketball: Wildcats highlights vs. Colorado

Watch how Arizona took down a short-handed Colorado squad on Thursday night
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 16, 2015

Colorado vs. Arizona final score: Wildcats ride rebounding advantage to down Buffs 68-54

A lot of career games on both sides in Tucson on Thursday night. In a game where the Colorado Buffaloes would just not go away, the Arizona Wildcats rode a run to end the first half and their sheer domination on the glass to a 31st consecutive home win by a score of 68-54. Arizona outrebounded Colorado 41-26 on the night despite only getting two boards from seven-footer Kaleb Tarczewski. Zeus now only has two rebounds in his last 48 minutes of game action. The Wildcats also led the offensive glass 13-4, leading to a huge advantage in second chance points despite only shooting 41.8% from the...

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