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Arizona basketball: Wildcats fall to 7th in AP Poll, 8th in Coaches Poll

Arizona basketball: Wildcats fall to 7th in AP Poll, 8th in Coaches Poll

Slipping a few spots After just their second home loss in 72 games, the Arizona Wildcats have dropped three spots in this week’s AP Poll. They now sit 7th, and third among Pac-12 teams. Here’s a look at how the entire Top 25 shook out. They are also now 8th in the Coaches Poll. After beating Arizona, the UCLA Bruins have moved up to No. 3, and the Oregon Ducks remain at No. 6 after a two-point win over Stanford. With the Gonzaga Bulldogs losing their first game of the year to BYU late Saturday night, the Kansas Jayhawks are the new top team in the country. Gonzaga has slipped to...
Arizona Desert Swarm 2 hours ago
Arizona basketball: Sean Miller worried about keeping Wildcats free from distractions

Arizona basketball: Sean Miller worried about keeping Wildcats free from distractions

Miller hinted that people outside the program can distract players when minutes change or losses are taken Earlier in the season, the Arizona Wildcats were limited to seven or eight scholarship players, and distributing minutes wasn’t a problem for Sean Miller. If you were healthy and you were a scholarship player on Arizona’s roster, you were going to play — and most likely you were going to play a lot. At one point, the Wildcats had five guys tallying nearly 30 minutes per game. But with the return of Allonzo Trier from suspension, the return of Parker Jackson-Cartwright from a high...
Arizona Desert Swarm 16 hours ago
Arizona baseball: Wildcats show tenacity, competitiveness in 8-0 start

Arizona baseball: Wildcats show tenacity, competitiveness in 8-0 start

It hasn’t been the prettiest of starts, but it’s working For the first time since 2007, the Arizona Wildcats have started a baseball season 8-0. They are also the only Pac-12 team that has not dropped a game this year. But it hasn’t been easy. In six of those eight games, Arizona has been trailing at some point. The only games they didn’t trail were the first and third games of the season against Eastern Kentucky. “I think they value winning,” head coach Jay Johnson said of his players after Sunday’s victory. “I think they value that there’s no clock in baseball. They did...
Arizona Desert Swarm 18 hours ago
Arizona baseball recap: Bizarre 7th inning allows Wildcats to sweep McNeese State

Arizona baseball recap: Bizarre 7th inning allows Wildcats to sweep McNeese State

This got weird quick The Arizona Wildcats and McNeese State Cowboys were tied at five heading into the seventh-inning stretch with UA looking for the series sweep. Then things got weird. Ricky Ramirez, who started the game at center field for McNeese State, had pitched the sixth inning, but returned to center for the start of the 7th. But after a Jared Oliva 3-2 double and a Cameron Cannon sac bunt, Arizona took the lead on a squeeze play by Kyle Lewis. “Great two-strike at bat by Jared,” Jay Johnson explained afterwards. “And then we were gonna pinch hit possibly there if we didn’t...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 26, 2017
Lonzo Ball not worried about what his dad LaVar says

Lonzo Ball not worried about what his dad LaVar says

This is probably the only thing to say. Lonzo Ball’s dad has been in the news more than Lonzo himself recently, which is kind of ridiculous considering the UCLA Bruins guard is a possible No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick this year. LaVar Ball is doing a good job hyping up his son, which, all things considered, is totally expected from a parent if you really step back and think about it. Most recently, LaVar appeared on Tucson radio station AM 1290 before UCLA’s showdown with the Arizona Wildcats, saying among other things that his son would only play for the Lakers at the next...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 26, 2017
Arizona softball: Wildcats go 4-1 in Mary Nutter Classic, fall to No. 1 Florida State in first loss

Arizona softball: Wildcats go 4-1 in Mary Nutter Classic, fall to No. 1 Florida State in first loss

The Wildcats were on the losing end of a pitcher’s duel The Arizona softball team lost its first game of the season Saturday, falling 1-0 to the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles in Palm Springs, Calif. to conclude the Mary Nutter Classic. The Wildcats won their first four games in the tournament, however, improving their record from 11-0 to 15-1 on the season. Arizona beat Louisville and No. 23 BYU on Thursday, by a score of 5-3 and 9-0, respectively. On Friday, Arizona beat Purdue 13-1 in five innings. Finally, on Saturday, the Wildcats beat LIU Brooklyn 21-2 in five innings before being...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 26, 2017
UCLA vs. Arizona: Poor defensive rebounding, zone offense doom Wildcats in loss to Bruins

UCLA vs. Arizona: Poor defensive rebounding, zone offense doom Wildcats in loss to Bruins

Arizona did what it needed to do defensively to win ... except rebound If you had told Sean Miller that the Arizona Wildcats would have the opportunity to limit the UCLA Bruins to 77 points, he would have jumped at it. “I would have signed up for that because they’re such a great offensive team,” the UA head coach said Saturday. And it happened. The Wildcats held the Bruins to their lowest-scoring mark since January, as the nation’s best offense produced below its season averages, shooting just 45 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3. There was one problem. “We just could...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 26, 2017
UCLA vs. Arizona: Bruins not intimidated by McKale Center atmosphere

UCLA vs. Arizona: Bruins not intimidated by McKale Center atmosphere

An electric Tucson crowd did not phase UCLA With the seventh top-five showdown to ever occur in the conference, Arizona Wildcats fans had McKale Center rocking, and for good reason when the UCLA Bruins came to town on Saturday. Having been at just about every Arizona game the last three years, it was the loudest and most energetic a McKale crowd had been since the Gonzaga overtime win in 2014. But UCLA didn’t mind it. Not one bit. “Not an easy place to come in to play and get a win, for us to do that in late February, I’m very proud of ‘em,” UCLA head coach Steve Alford after his...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 25, 2017
UCLA vs. Arizona final score: Wildcats drop 77-72 thriller to Bruins

UCLA vs. Arizona final score: Wildcats drop 77-72 thriller to Bruins

Just not enough on the comeback The UCLA Bruins were up 11 with just over five minutes left, and it looked like they had salted the game away. But in true Arizona Wildcats fashion, the game got close, and was a one possession game in the final seconds. On senior day, the team’s only senior, Kadeem Allen, went up for a three to tie the game. But the ball sailed long, and Arizona suffered just its second home loss in the past 72 contests at McKale Center, losing by a score of 77-72. Arizona was essentially a one-man show in this one, and that one man was Allonzo Trier. Trier scored 28 of...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 25, 2017
Arizona baseball recap: Wildcats clinch McNeese State series with 12-3 win on Saturday

Arizona baseball recap: Wildcats clinch McNeese State series with 12-3 win on Saturday

Still undefeated in 2017 The Arizona Wildcats improved to 7-0 in 2017 with a 12-3 win over the McNeese State Cowboys on Saturday. Once again, the Cats did trail early, falling behind 1-0 after two innings, but then things started to turn. Arizona tied it up in the third thanks to a Jared Oliva double, his fifth of the season. He only had four in all of 2016. The Wildcats then broke things open in the fourth. The first three batters of the inning reached base on a double, walk, and then a costly throwing error by the third baseman on a Cameron Cannon bunt that allowed those two runs to...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 25, 2017
2017 5-star recruit Brian Bowen to unofficially visit Tucson when Arizona Wildcats take on UCLA Bruins

2017 5-star recruit Brian Bowen to unofficially visit Tucson when Arizona Wildcats take on UCLA Bruins

Saturday continues to be a crazy day for Arizona basketball As if Saturday wasn’t crazy enough. Along with College GameDay and a top-five battle between the Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins that has significant implications, Saturday is also when five-star prospect Brian Bowen will unofficially visit Arizona, according to Luke Srodulski of Land of 10. Bowen, a McDonald’s All-American from La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., is the No. 15 prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. The 6-foot-7 wing is believed to be choosing between Arizona and the Michigan State Spartans. Bowen once said...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 25, 2017
Arizona reportedly hires Central Michigan Athletic Director Dave Heeke to same position

Arizona reportedly hires Central Michigan Athletic Director Dave Heeke to same position

The Wildcats have found their man According to the Detroit Free Press, the Arizona Wildcats have hired Central Michigan athletic director Dave Heeke to the same position. Heeke did not respond to the Free Press’ request for comment, but they are saying that several people confirmed the move to them. CMU has had Heeke at the helm of its athletic department since 2006. You can read about all of his accomplishments with the Chippewas in his bio. Prior to his stint at CMU, Heeke was at Oregon for 18 years, where his primary role was to generate revenue through external operations. His primary...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 25, 2017
The Cavs have a bet riding on Arizona/UCLA

The Cavs have a bet riding on Arizona/UCLA

Kevin Love probably feels like he’s being ganged up on During the College GameDay broadcast on Saturday, ESPN went to the epicenter of former Arizona Wildcats in the NBA, Cleveland, for a good ol’ fashioned bet and trash talk between teammates. Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye, Derrick Williams, and Kevin Love trade some jabs, and there are some great one-liners by RJ. Cavs teammates now. College rivals forever.UCLA-Arizona in a top-5 clash on ESPN tonight: Who ya got? pic.twitter.com/fLJLLSV3p5— ESPN (@espn) February 25, 2017 The bet is $500 and wearing old jerseys. RJ drops the...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 25, 2017
UCLA vs. Arizona game predictions

UCLA vs. Arizona game predictions

Who wins it? Alright. It’s GameDay and the Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins are set for a top-five showdown. How will the game play out? We give our predictions here: Jay Williams: Oh Jay WilliamsОпубліковано AZ Desert Swarm 25 лютого 2017 р. Brandon Hill: This is a huge game. College GameDay in town. Top 5 matchup. A marquee win with the Pac-12 Tournament looming. The cards are all pretty much on the table at this point. UCLA has a phenomenal offense: number two in KenPom offensive efficiency, number one in field goal percentage, and number one in scoring in...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 25, 2017
Wildcat Radio Podcast: Arizona vs. UCLA Preview

Wildcat Radio Podcast: Arizona vs. UCLA Preview

Click play below to listen to the podcast. Subscribe for free on your podcast player. Wildcat Radio's Bryant Conger and Arizona Desert Swarm's Ronnie Stoffle preview the ESPN College GameDay match up between The University of Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins, the NCAA Basketball Tournament, Las Vegas lines, and more.
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 25, 2017
Photos: College GameDay visits Tucson

Photos: College GameDay visits Tucson

Check out the signs from McKale Center
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 25, 2017
UCLA vs. Arizona: College GameDay crew analyzes matchup between the Bruins and Wildcats

UCLA vs. Arizona: College GameDay crew analyzes matchup between the Bruins and Wildcats

ESPN analysts Jay Bilas and Jay Williams shared their thoughts about Saturday’s game There is no place Jay Bilas would rather be Saturday than in Tucson to take in the heavyweight bout between the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats and the No. 5 UCLA Bruins. “Look, it’s not even close,” the ESPN College GameDay analyst told local media on Friday. “This is the game of the day and the game of the weekend. Everyone wants to see it. It’s going to be an amazing atmosphere. The atmosphere is always great here at McKale, but it will be fever pitch for this one. “This is a bucket list game. If we...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 24, 2017
Arizona baseball recap: Wildcats score late to down McNeese State for second time

Arizona baseball recap: Wildcats score late to down McNeese State for second time

Another early deficit overcome by the Cats The Arizona Wildcats could not hit McNeese State Cowboys pitcher Rhett Deaton on Friday night. Luckily for Arizona, Deaton only pitched six innings. The sophomore righty threw just 68 pitches on the night, but was replaced to start the seventh by Aidan Anderson while leading 3-1. That’s when the Wildcats’ bats woke up, leading to an 8-3 Arizona (6-0) victory. Jared Oliva led the inning off with a rope, but the ball hit directly off of the second base bag, resulting in a single. Cameron Cannon followed that with a blooper to center that bounced...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 24, 2017
UCLA vs. Arizona time, TV, preview: Wildcats host Bruins and College GameDay with a Pac-12 title at stake

UCLA vs. Arizona time, TV, preview: Wildcats host Bruins and College GameDay with a Pac-12 title at stake

This game is pretty important Sean Miller wants his team to be excited for Saturday’s top-five matchup against the UCLA Bruins, but not too excited. “I hope they’re excited. I probably ruined their excitement a little after the game, but that’s my job,” the Arizona head coach said after UA’s win over USC on Thursday. “To allow them to be the most successful, they have to be really focused on the task at hand. If you start to get too excited about the game and everything about it, you end up coming unglued or you have that anxiety that you’ve seen in these big games where...
Arizona Desert Swarm Feb 24, 2017
Arizona basketball: Jay Bilas says Wildcats are a Final Four-caliber team, Sean Miller could be Coach of the Year

Arizona basketball: Jay Bilas says Wildcats are a Final Four-caliber team, Sean Miller could be Coach of the Year

The College GameDay crew had high praise for Arizona in their presser before Saturday’s big showdown If you would have asked Sean Miller in November what his expectations were for this Arizona Wildcats team, let’s just say they weren’t high. “I would have said we wouldn’t have been in the NCAA Tournament,” he said Monday. “And the reason I would say that is you have no idea how talented your incoming freshman are until they are here. You don’t really have any idea how coachable they are until you’re with them everyday.” The Wildcats lost Terrance Ferguson and Ray Smith...

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