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Rob Gronkowski named to NFL 100 All-Time team

Rob Gronkowski named to NFL 100 All-Time team

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ One of the greatest tight ends ever, an Arizona alum, made the cut Rob Gronkowski, a former Arizona Wildcats star, has been awarded the prestigious honor of being named to the NFL’s 100 All-Time team. The all-time team is being compiled in celebration of the NFL’s centennial anniversary. The tight ends who made the cut were revealed on Friday, with the former Wildcat and New England Patriot being one of the five selected. Gronkowski played at Arizona from 2007-09, though he missed the entire 2009 season with injury, before being selected by New England with the...
9 hours ago
What we learned from Arizona’s loss to Gonzaga

What we learned from Arizona’s loss to Gonzaga

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ The Arizona Wildcats suffered their second loss of the season Saturday, falling to the No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs 84-80 in McKale Center. Our full recap can be read here, Sean Miller’s postgame comments can be found here, and below are some additional takeaways. Arizona got outcoached Knowing that Gonzaga is loaded with big, physical frontcourt players, Sean Miller said rebounding was the key heading into Saturday’s game. So he was just surprised as anyone that the Bulldogs ditched their usual two-big setup to go small and put 6-foot-7 Corey Kispert at the 4, a...
12 hours ago
What Sean Miller said after Arizona’s loss to Gonzaga

What Sean Miller said after Arizona’s loss to Gonzaga

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ The Arizona Wildcats dropped their second game in the last three, falling 84-80 at home to Gonzaga on Saturday night. It was a rough outing on offense and an even rougher one defensively, though the Wildcats somehow fought back to have a shot late. Our full recap of the game can be found here. Below are coach Sean Miller’s thoughts as Arizona dropped to 10-2 on the season. On the game overall: “I really felt like the way we started the game, we had the great atmosphere, and a really good start to the game on our end, we really came out playing well. But we...
13 hours ago
Arizona falls at home to Gonzaga despite late push

Arizona falls at home to Gonzaga despite late push

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports It was a week ago that the Arizona Wildcats had some of their biggest flaws exposed. A midweek win over a completely overmatched opponent gave the impression that many of these issues had been addressed. They were not. Arizona had another woeful shooting night, hitting 37.7 percent of their shots overall and going 8 for 30 from 3 in falling 84-80 at home to No. 6 Gonzaga on Saturday night. Outside of the game’s first six minutes, when the sold out McKale Center crowd provided boundless energy to feed off, and a mad flurry over the final 2:12 when they...
16 hours ago
Gonzaga vs. Arizona game thread

Gonzaga vs. Arizona game thread

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports Come chat with us! It’s game time! The No. 15 Arizona Wildcats (10-1) will host the No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday in McKale Center. Here is all the info you need to tune in to the game, and we will be chatting about it in the comment section below. Join us! Gonzaga-Arizona game details: Date: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 Time: 8 p.m. MST Location: McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. Line: Arizona -3 KenPom projection: Arizona will win 77-74, with a 59 percent win probability Which TV channel is Gonzaga-Arizona on? Gonzaga-Arizona will be televised on ESPN2. How can...
23 hours ago
Gonzaga vs. Arizona score predictions

Gonzaga vs. Arizona score predictions

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Will the Wildcats pick up a signature win? The No. 15 Arizona Wildcats (10-1) will host the No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-1) on Saturday in McKale Center in a bout between two of the top teams in the West. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. MST on ESPN2. KenPom gives Arizona a 59 percent win probability with a projected score of 77-74. Here is what we think will happen. Be sure to leave your predictions in the comment section below. Brian J. Pedersen — Arizona wins 78-75 Gonzaga is the first top-10 non-conference opponent to come to McKale since the Bulldogs were...
Dec 14, 2019
Gonzaga vs. Arizona: Game time, TV channel, live stream, odds, and radio info

Gonzaga vs. Arizona: Game time, TV channel, live stream, odds, and radio info

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports It’s game day! The No. 15 Arizona Wildcats (10-1) will host the No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday in a game between arguably the top two programs in the West. Here is how you can tune in, plus links to our pregame coverage. Gonzaga-Arizona game details: Date: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 Time: 8 p.m. MST Location: McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. Line: Arizona -3 KenPom projection: Arizona will win 77-74, with a 59 percent win probability Which TV channel is Gonzaga-Arizona on? Gonzaga-Arizona will be televised on ESPN2. How can I watch Gonzaga-Arizona online? The...
Dec 14, 2019
What to watch for when Arizona hosts Gonzaga on Saturday

What to watch for when Arizona hosts Gonzaga on Saturday

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports In a battle of two West Coast heavyweights, the No. 15 Arizona Wildcats will host the No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday at 8 p.m. MST on ESPN2. Both teams enter at 10-1, though the Wildcats opened as slight favorites, thanks to what is expected to be a raucous atmosphere in McKale Center. Here are some things to watch for. The rebounding battle Arizona coach Sean Miller made it clear what will decide this game: rebounding. Gonzaga is one of the best teams in the country at controlling the glass. Arizona is not. The Wildcats are 113th and 155th in the country...
Dec 13, 2019
Sean Miller throws shade as Arizona has chance to shine bright vs. Gonzaga

Sean Miller throws shade as Arizona has chance to shine bright vs. Gonzaga

Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports The Arizona Wildcats were days removed from their first loss of the season, a competitive defeat at Baylor, when Sean Miller was asked for his thoughts on ESPN color commentator Jimmy Dykes. Dykes, you may recall, had some fairly critical words about Miller’s point guard, Nico Mannion, as well as the rest of the team throughout the game. Miller, who smiled when the question was being asked, first noted that many people had asked him if he heard what was said, and then turned into the moon during an eclipse. “Everybody I think has their opinion,” he...
Dec 13, 2019
Arizona listed as small favorite for clash with Gonzaga

Arizona listed as small favorite for clash with Gonzaga

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The Arizona Wildcats have their biggest game of the season to this point when they host the sixth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday night at McKale Center. And Arizona will be the favorites, albeit a small one. The 15th-ranked Wildcats are listed as 2.5-point favorites, according to VegasInsider.com. Arizona (9-1) has been favored in all but one game this season, the 63-58 loss at Baylor on Dec. 7. The Wildcats are 5-5 against the spread while Gonzaga (10-1) is 6-4-1 ATS.
Dec 13, 2019
Arizona hosting Georgetown transfer James Akinjo on official visit

Arizona hosting Georgetown transfer James Akinjo on official visit

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The 6-foot point guard averaged 13.4 PPG with the Hoyas With Nico Mannion widely expected to be a one-and-done, the Arizona Wildcats will need to restock at the point guard position next season. They are currently hosting Georgetown Hoyas transfer James Akinjo on an official visit, according to Evan Daniels of 247Sports and Jeff Borzello of ESPN. Georgetown transfer James Akinjo is arriving today for an official visit to Arizona, sources confirmed to ESPN. (First by @EvanDaniels)— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) December 13, 2019 A sophomore,...
Dec 13, 2019
Arizona women’s basketball notebook: On leaving a legacy, the frontcourt’s future, and McBryde’s impact

Arizona women’s basketball notebook: On leaving a legacy, the frontcourt’s future, and McBryde’s impact

Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via The Arizona Wildcats got a dominant win over the Tennessee State Lady Tigers on Thursday evening to capture their first-ever 10-0 start, but it was by no means perfect. Many of the storylines are ones that show both the growth of the program and what the team still needs to do to get where they want to be. What the stat sheets can’t tell you From a glance at the stat sheet, it may not be obvious why the absence of senior forward Dominique McBryde is such a big deal. In her two years at Arizona, she has only scored in double digits 11 times in...
Dec 13, 2019
A look at the Arizona-Gonzaga series in the Sean Miller era

A look at the Arizona-Gonzaga series in the Sean Miller era

Photo by Bert Thomas/J and L Photography/ Arizona versus Gonzaga always feels like a big deal, and this year’s version of the game is no different. Eyes around the county will be on the No. 15 Wildcats (10-1) and the No. 6 Bulldogs (10-1) as the schools square off in what will be yet another top-25 matchup for Sean Miller’s young Arizona squad. Tip-off in McKale Center is set for 8 p.m. MST on ESPN2. In honor of what has become one of the most anticipated non-conference home games in recent memory, here is a look back at the six Arizona-Gonzaga games since Miller arrived in Tucson in...
Dec 12, 2019
Cate Reese has career night as Arizona routs Tennessee State for first 10-0 start in school history

Cate Reese has career night as Arizona routs Tennessee State for first 10-0 start in school history

Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via There have been a lot of firsts for the Arizona Wildcats under Adia Barnes. Check another one off the list. No. 18 Arizona blew out Tennessee State 77-42 on Thursday in front of 3,891 to capture its first-ever 10-0 start. It hasn’t been all that difficult. All 10 wins have been by double figures and by an average of 31.3 points. Sophomore forward Cate Reese, the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week, poured in a career-high 23 points Thursday, including 12 in the first quarter, helping the Wildcats build an early double-digit lead that they’d...
Dec 12, 2019
Gonzaga expert previews Arizona game, makes a score prediction

Gonzaga expert previews Arizona game, makes a score prediction

Joel Ayayi | Photo by Mike Tedesco/ The Arizona Wildcats’ non-conference schedule has mostly been devoid of high-level opponents so far, but oh boy does that change Saturday when the No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs arrive in McKale Center for one of the most highly-anticipated games in recent memory. The Zags are 3-6 all-time against Arizona but have have won two straight in this series, including a 91-74 victory last season in the Maui Invitational. But both 10-1 teams enter the rematch with young, revamped rosters and Arizona has never lost to Gonzaga at home, so it’s expected to be a...