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Top-seeded Arizona and No. 4 seed San Diego State will meet Thursday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The winner not only moves on to the West Regional final, but also adds another notch to what has become an annual meeting in recent years.
Nick Johnson scored a career-high 25 points Wednesday at Oregon State, but third-ranked Arizona found itself in a back-and-forth, grind-it-out contest.
On a night third-ranked Arizona clinched the Pac-12 Conference championship outright, it was fitting that its defense kickstarted the celebration.
After eight consecutive weeks atop both major polls, Arizona dropped as many as two spots in the rankings released Monday.
On Stanford's end, the thought must have been: What else do we have to do?
Arizona set a program record for consecutive wins to open a season and, in the process, swept the Southern California road trip Sunday night for the first time in nine years. But it took a more-than-typical shooting night from junior T.J. McConnell, who scored a season-high 19 points and tied a personal best with five 3-pointers in the top-ranked Wildcats' 73-53 win over USC at the Galen Center. McConnell, who came in shooting just 26.7 percent from beyond the arc, said he could hear USC say "make him shoot." Challenge accepted and conquered.
LOS ANGELES -- When Sean Miller looks at USC, he does not see a 26 1/2-point average margin of defeat through two Pac-12 Conference games or a nonconference common opponent loss at Long Beach State.
Lorenzo Romar knows Aaron Gordon well. The Washington head coach is a family friend who attempted to recruit the freshman forward to Seattle. Alas, he chose Arizona over Washington and Kentucky.
Awards are one thing, but Ka'Deem Carey showed Tuesday afternoon that there may need to be a re-vote for some of college football's major honors.
After top-ranked Arizona completed its 72-70 win at Michigan earlier this month, Wildcats freshman Aaron Gordon said he and his teammates had debunked any stereotypes about residing in the West.
There was a time when Xavier Henry was a top-10 recruit before starring at Kansas. The Memphis Grizzlies then made him the 12th overall selection in the 2010 NBA draft after just one season in the college ranks.
It started as just another April Fool’s Day filled with harmless, stale jokes. Then, the Pac-12 Conference revealed one Monday that should never be a laughing matter.
Arizona did not need much time Saturday afternoon to squash Harvard's feel-good NCAA tournament story.
It took four games, but Arizona finally has its first win over a Bruins team - of any kind - this season.
We've reached the time of the year when everybody is looking for that trendy upset pick to separate themselves in their office pool. Arizona is looking to ruin brackets for those picking Belmont in the NCAA tournament second-round contest Thursday in Salt Lake City.
Arizona's seniors are not thinking about the Pac-12 Conference tournament and the move from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
Well, it cannot get much worse for Arizona now, right?
Arizona head coach Sean Miller has repeated himself over and over for the past week. His No. 11-ranked Wildcats paid the price Wednesday for not listening.
Two days after criticizing his team's second-half defense, Arizona head coach Sean Miller remained about as critical but also shed some light on where exactly the issues are with the Wildcats.
In a hostile environment and staring into a Colorado crowd that had revenge on its mind, ninth-ranked Arizona never answered the bell Thursday night in Boulder, Colo.
With Grant Jerrett unable to play because of injury and two of Arizona's other freshmen big men struggling, head coach Sean Miller turned to a player who he has agonized over sitting.
The solution was simple Saturday afternoon for seventh-ranked Arizona: Eliminate Arizona State's best player and pounce.
It had an inevitable feel leading up to the game, but also a familiar, uneasy look in the final minutes of another wild finish.
The calendar says 2013 but third-ranked Arizona had some 2012 magic - and one controversial call - work in its favor Thursday night.
Ask five different people who they think the most valuable player for third-ranked Arizona has been for the first half of the season and you are bound to get a mixed bag of answers.
The sophomore appropriately dubbed "Air Zona" saved Christmas and an unbeaten record for third-ranked Arizona on Tuesday night.
There is the Dec. 15 Gildan New Mexico Bowl, college football's kickoff to the bowl season between Arizona and Nevada. But there also is the matchup that overshadows them all: Ka'Deem Carey versus Stefphon Jefferson.
Get ready for a matchup between the nation's top two rushers - and a big traveling quandary for the Arizona faithful.
Not long after Arizona's loss to its bitter rivals as late Friday turned into early Saturday, head Rich Rodriguez was forced to hear the cheers of Arizona State fans coming through the walls of the Arizona Stadium interview room.
Tenth-ranked Arizona is used to working on a different schedule than most of the country.
Arizona State played the role of spoiler Friday night, ruining a record day for Ka'Deem Carey, an otherwise surprising 7-win Arizona season and Rich Rodriguez's introduction to the in-state rivalry.
Typically, Arizona players will have a light practice the Sunday after a game, take Monday off and regroup Tuesday in preparation for the next opponent.
After Arizona wrapped up its two-game exhibition slate Tuesday, Kevin Parrom wanted to let the Tucson media and public know "for the 100th time" that he is 100 percent and ready to play basketball.
Walking into the Rose Bowl, it was tough to gauge exactly how many fans would be in attendance on a night No. 18-ranked USC was hosting No. 2 Oregon about 14 miles away down the Harbor Freeway.