10:55 AM EST, Sun December 16, 2018
6 hours ago
Photos: Baylor beats Arizona 58-49

Photos: Baylor beats Arizona 58-49

The Baylor Bears handed the Arizona Wildcats a 58-49 loss at home on Saturday, snapping UA’s 52-game home non-conference winning streak.
8 hours ago
What Sean Miller said after Arizona’s loss to Baylor

What Sean Miller said after Arizona’s loss to Baylor

The Wildcats’ coach didn’t have much to say Sean Miller gave his team an extended tongue-lashing after it got manhandled on the glass in the loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide last Sunday, but he kept things short on Saturday when it was outmuscled by the Baylor Bears. “There’s not a lot to say,” the UA coach said after the Bears beat the Arizona Wildcats, 58-49, in McKale Center. Instead, a dejected Miller continually pointed to the Bears’ 51-19 rebounding margin when he spoke to reporters in a brief three-minute postgame interview. Our recap of the game can be read here, and...
8 hours ago
3 up, 3 down in Arizona’s loss to Baylor

3 up, 3 down in Arizona’s loss to Baylor

Spoiler: A lot more serious downs in this edition Late Saturday night, the Arizona Wildcats (7-4) lost for the second consecutive weekend, this time falling victim to the Baylor Bears (6-3). It was an ugly game, and the result was even uglier for UA, as the Wildcats will need to impress in the Pac-12 in order to reach the NCAA Tournament. Here are three ups and three downs from Saturday’s game. 3 up 1: Defense There weren’t many ups in this game, and even this one could probably be attributed to Baylor’s somewhat suspect offensive efficiency. Still, holding a power conference team to...
9 hours ago
Arizona outmuscled by Baylor in rare home loss: ‘We just weren’t tough enough’

Arizona outmuscled by Baylor in rare home loss: ‘We just weren’t tough enough’

The Wildcats had won 52 straight home games against non-conference opponents After being burned by second-chance points in Sunday’s loss to Alabama, the Arizona Wildcats hoped an extended week of practice would remedy their rebounding woes. So much for that. The Baylor Bears outrebounded Arizona 50-19 on Saturday, outmuscling the Wildcats en route to a 58-49 victory in McKale Center. The Bears turned 18 offensive rebounds into 19 second-chance points. “That’s the story,” said Arizona coach Sean Miller. “We certainly emphasized (rebounding) all week, but I don’t know if I’ve...
12 hours ago
Baylor vs. Arizona game thread

Baylor vs. Arizona game thread

Come chat with us as the Wildcats battle the Bears! The Arizona Wildcats (7-3) are set to host the Baylor Bears (5-3) on Saturday in Tucson. Here is all the info you need to tune into the game, and we will be chatting about it in the comment section below. Join us! Baylor-Arizona game time, details: Date: Saturday, Dec. 15 Time: 9 p.m. MT Location: McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona Line: Arizona -7 Which TV channel is Baylor-Arizona on? Baylor-Arizona will be televised on ESPN2. Roxy Bernstein and Bill Walton will be calling the game. How can I watch Baylor-Arizona online? The stream of...
16 hours ago
5-star punter Cameron Weinberg commits to Arizona

5-star punter Cameron Weinberg commits to Arizona

The in-state prospect will be a preferred walk-on The Arizona Wildcats will have two new punters for the 2019 season, as Desert Ridge High School (Mesa, Ariz.) punter Cameron Weinberg announced his commitment to the UA on Saturday morning via social media. He made it to campus for the Territorial Cup and was offered a spot as a preferred walk-on. I would like to announce my verbally commitment to UofA. The coaching staff brings great energy and makes it feel like another home for me. Lastly I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity and everyone around me that has guided me...
18 hours ago
Chicago Bulls to call up Rawle Alkins from G League, per report

Chicago Bulls to call up Rawle Alkins from G League, per report

The Savage Life has a chance to make his NBA debut The Chicago Bulls are calling up Rawle Alkins from the G League after starting shooting guard Zach LaVine suffered an ankle injury, according to The Athletic’s Darnell Mayberry. Alkins, who signed a two-way contract with the Bulls after going undrafted, has spent the entire season with the Windy City Bulls, where he is averaging 15.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game on .453/.388/.605 shooting. With Zach LaVine expected to miss several games with an ankle injury, the Bulls are calling up guard Rawle Alkins, sources tell The...
20 hours ago
How does Arizona’s offensive line look heading into 2019?

How does Arizona’s offensive line look heading into 2019?

Joe Gilbert was Arizona’s best position coach last season The Arizona Wildcats had been tasked with replacing four starting offensive linemen to start the 2018 season, and ended up piecing together a solid group with little resources and a lot of creativity. Joe Gilbert without a doubt had the best coaching job of the entire staff, taking over the offensive line, only allowing 1.6 sacks a game and keeping the Pac-12 rushing title for the third year in a row. Now, it gives the group a lot of promise as they can return up to four starters, but can also look to some other pieces that the...
Dec 15, 2018
Baylor vs. Arizona: Game time, TV channel, odds, how to watch online

Baylor vs. Arizona: Game time, TV channel, odds, how to watch online

It’s a late tipoff It’s game day! The Arizona Wildcats (7-3) will host the Baylor Bears (5-3) on Saturday in McKale Center, their most notable home game of the season thus far. It should be a good one, and here is all the info you need to tune in. Baylor-Arizona game time, details: Date: Saturday, Dec. 15 Time: 9 p.m. MT Location: McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona Line: Arizona -7 Which TV channel is Baylor-Arizona on? Baylor-Arizona will be televised on ESPN2. Roxy Bernstein and Bill Walton will be calling the game. How can I watch Baylor-Arizona online? The stream of Baylor-Arizona can...
Dec 14, 2018
Baylor vs. Arizona score predictions

Baylor vs. Arizona score predictions

Will the Wildcats pick up a much needed win over the Bears? The Arizona Wildcats (7-3) will battle the Baylor Bears (5-3) at 9 p.m. MT on Saturday night in Tucson, in what will be UA’s final non-conference game against a major-conference opponent. It could hold some major importance come March, and here are some things to watch some things to watch for. Vegas lists Arizona as 6.5-point favorites, while KenPom projects the Wildcats will win 73-67 with a 70 percent win probability. Here is how we think the game will play out. Be sure to leave your predictions in the comment section...
Dec 14, 2018
What to watch when Arizona hosts Baylor

What to watch when Arizona hosts Baylor

It’s the Wildcats’ last non-conference game against a major-conference opponent Final exams are over, and the Arizona Wildcats will celebrate by hosting the Baylor Bears on Saturday in McKale Center. Arizona (7-3) is looking to bounce back from last Sunday’s road loss to Alabama. The Bears (5-3) are coming off a Dec. 1 loss to Wichita State. Here are some things to watch in the contest: One last chance This is Arizona’s last non-conference game against a decent opponent, so it is a big opportunity for the Wildcats, who project as a bubble team, to strengthen their résumé. And...
Dec 14, 2018
Q&A: Tony Amato on what’s next for Arizona soccer, recruiting, facility upgrades, goalkeepers, and more

Q&A: Tony Amato on what’s next for Arizona soccer, recruiting, facility upgrades, goalkeepers, and more

Minutes after the Arizona Wildcats lost a heartbreaker to Tennessee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Tony Amato sat at the podium in the dark film room at Regal Soccer Stadium with his sights already set on the 2019 season. “Honestly, we hit the reset button now,” the UA coach said at the time. “The seniors move on and you start all over. You just don’t know what the next journey is going to look like, and so you just start the process of every single day trying to get a little better. “Literally, we’ll start the process tomorrow and find a way to get better.” That...
Dec 14, 2018
A look at the Baylor Bears

A look at the Baylor Bears

What to expect from Arizona’s opponent Saturday The Arizona Wildcats (7-3) return to action Saturday after a disappointing road loss to Alabama, as they are set to host the Baylor Bears (5-3). The Bears, having a down year, are projected to finish last in the Big 12 by KenPom, but have experienced plenty of success under longtime coach Scott Drew in the past. This is Arizona’s last non-conference game against a major-conference opponent, and a contest the Wildcats might need to win to pad their résumé come Selection Sunday. Without further ado, here’s a preview of what Baylor...
Dec 13, 2018
Substitution patterns contributing to Arizona’s poor first-half stretches

Substitution patterns contributing to Arizona’s poor first-half stretches

For as good as the Arizona Wildcats have been during the second halves of games this season, outscoring opponents by 82 points over 10 contests so far, the first halves have been a completely different story. But not the entire first 20 minutes, however. Arizona has led at the first TV timeout in seven of 10 games this season, allowing 6.9 points per each roughly four-minute segment. “We’ve been great at the beginning of the game,” coach Sean Miller said Wednesday. “The first four minutes, really, in all 10 games. We’ve been a good starting team on the road. We’ve been a good...
Dec 13, 2018
Arizona’s offense relying too much on jump shots?

Arizona’s offense relying too much on jump shots?

Quality over quantity is great approach when talking about 3-point shooting. It is not so great when the subject is free-throw shooting, yet it sums up the Arizona Wildcats’ offense to a tee this year. Arizona is shooting a terrific 75.4 percent from the charity stripe this season, but its free-throw rate — the number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt — is .354, its lowest ever in the Sean Miller era. “We’ve traditionally done a good job of getting to the free throw line and when you can’t get there, that hurts,” Miller said. It sure did Sunday in Arizona’s loss...