It's your turn: Arizona's top 10 moments from the 2013-14 season

April 02, 2014 12:05 am

The Arizona Wildcats magical 33-5 season has come to an end, but for many fans, the pain of a heartbreaking Elite Eight loss has not. We've got the remedy. Take a peek at our slideshow to relive the highs, then rank them in the order you like. On April 13, we'll reveal the results.

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    • What: Aaron Gordon commits to Arizona
    • When: April 2, 2013
    • Detail: After choosing Sean Miller's squad over Kentucky, Washington and Oregon, the phenomenally athletic forward said: "I hope to be the X factor" for Arizona.
    • More: Aaron Gordon's 2013-14 in pictures
    • What: Arizona, Gordon nip Duke, Parker for NIT title at Madison Square Garden
    • When: Nov. 29, 2013
    • Detail: Arizona got a balanced team effort, and freshman Aaron Gordon did his part in keeping Duke's freshman sensation Jabari Parker to an inefficient scoring night, and the Cats got their second marquee win of the season.
    • More: Arizona-Duke in photos, Arizona and Duke through the years
    • What: Cats earn No. 1 spot in AP poll for first time since 2003
    • When: Dec. 9, 2013
    • Detail: After beating UNLV in a tough home game, Arizona was voted into the top spot in the country for the first time in Miller tenure and since Jason Gardner, Andre Iguodala, Channing Frye and Salim Stoudamire helped lead the Cats to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament in 2003.
    • What: Arizona oppresses Cougars 60-25 in Pac-12 opener
    • When: Jan. 2, 2014
    • Detail: In the most dominant game of a dominant defense's season, Arizona held Washington State to 20 percent shooting (a McKale Center record), nine total field goals (also a McKale Record) and 25 points (12 better than the previous McKale Center record). Washington State's leading scorer was Junior Longrus, who had six points. BLOWOUTS GALLERY
    • More: Arizona's greatest blowouts under Sean Miller. Desktop / Mobile
    • What: Arizona beats UCLA at Pauley Pavilion
    • When: Jan. 9, 2014
    • Detail: After losing to the Bruins three times in 2013, Arizona scorched the nets on the road for a win in its first conference test of the season. Nick Johnson had 22 points, and the Cats shot 53.8 percent from the field while holding off the Bruins.
    • More: Arizona-UCLA in photos
    • What: Arizona sets record for best start in school history at 17-0
    • When: Jan. 12, 2014
    • Detail: Against lowly USC, which finished the season 2-16 in conference play, Arizona took care of business to run its record to 17-0 and break the record for best start to a season.
    • More: Arizona's best starts to a season in school history. 
    • What: Arizona clinches Pac-12 with win over Stanford
    • When: March 2, 2014
    • Detail: Aaron Gordon had 19 points and 15 rebounds as the Wildcats capped a trio of blowout wins with the Pac-12's regular-season title, the 13th Pac-12/10 title in school history and second under Sean Miller.
    • More: Arizona's regular season Pac-12 titles slideshow
    • What: Arizona clobbers Gonzaga, makes 16th Sweet 16
    • When: March 23, 2014
    • Detail: Behind that stellar defense, the Wildcats outran, outjumped and outdid Gonzaga in an 84-61 blowout to make Sean Miller's third Sweet 16 and the team's 16th. 
    • More: Arizona's 16 Sweet 16s slideshow
    • What: Arizona rallies past San Diego State to make 10th Elite Eight
    • When: March 27, 2014
    • Detail: Despite Nick Johnson starting 0-for-10 shooting, Arizona kept the game close until Johnson could find his game. And find it he did, scoring all 15 of his points in the last 2:45 of the game as Arizona stepped to within a win of a Final Four.
    • More: Arizona's 10 Elite Eights slideshow
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